Solar Industry Statement on Select Committee on the Climate Crisis Report
Wednesday, Dec 14 2022
WASHINGTON D.C. —Today the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis issued a report outlining recent progress made toward addressing the climate crisis and opportunities for further policy action.
Following is a statement from Erin Duncan, vice president of congressional affairs for the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) on the report:
“The House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis has been at the forefront of critical conversations about clean energy and infrastructure policy since its formation, and today’s report reflects on the committee’s considerable accomplishments and the challenges that lie ahead. Important achievements such as the Inflation Reduction Act, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the National Defense Authorization Act are paving the way for progress in the fight against climate change.
“The committee’s emphasis on clean energy, environmental justice, electrification of the economy, increased domestic manufacturing and well-paying jobs are among its lasting legacies.
“Solar energy is an economic driver and creates as many jobs in red districts as it does in blue. Clean energy saves Americans money, creates good jobs and is reinvigorating U.S. manufacturing. We look forward to working with both parties moving forward on policies that keep this country as a global energy leader while fostering American energy security and economic growth.”
The Solar Energy Industries Association® (SEIA) is leading the transformation to a clean energy economy, creating the framework for solar to achieve 30% 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 Director of Communications, [email protected] (202) 556-2872