Solar Industry Statement on Bipartisan Infrastructure Agreement
Thursday, Jul 29 2021
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following is a statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA):
"The infrastructure deal reached by bipartisan members of the Senate and the Biden administration is an important start and includes provisions that can help deploy clean electricity. We will support efforts to get the legislation through both chambers of Congress and to the president’s desk. We cannot quit there, however.
"To achieve the necessary emissions reductions, solar will have to grow four times faster than we are growing today. That cannot happen without a long-term extension of the investment tax credit, with a direct pay option, or a policy equivalent that would drive more solar installations. We look forward to working with members of Congress and the White House to promote clean energy policies that fully tackle the climate challenge and that bring millions of jobs and hundreds of billions of dollars of investment to all American communities."
The Solar Energy Industries Association® (SEIA) is leading the transformation to a clean energy economy, creating the framework for solar to achieve 20% of U.S. electricity generation by 2030. SEIA works with its 1,000 member companies and other strategic partners to fight for policies that create jobs in every community and shape fair market rules that promote competition and the growth of reliable, low-cost solar power. Founded in 1974, SEIA is the national trade association for the solar and solar + storage industries, building a comprehensive vision for the Solar+ Decade through research, education and advocacy. Visit SEIA online at www.seia.org and follow @SEIA on Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.
Morgan Lyons, SEIA's Senior Communications Manager, [email protected] (202) 556-2872