California's Failure to Pass Clean Energy Legislation Is Disappointing, but Hopes Are Still High for Next Year
As California’s legislative session came to a close, three bills which would have accelerated the state’s renewable energy development and created the necessary prerequisites for an integrated grid in the West stalled. Opponents to the bills had offered “poison pill” amendments that would have undermined savings for electricity customers and limited the growth of solar and other distributed energy resources.
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. - Today, the California Public Utilities Commission voted to adopt San Diego’s General Rate Case after revising the decision earlier this month. The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and the California Solar Energy Industries Association (CALSEIA) both criticized the decision as unsupported by the facts in the case, inconsistent with the state’s policies, and detrimental to solar customers.
Solar Industry Tells CPUC It Has Major Concerns with Southern California Edison’s Proposed Investments
Today, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Vote Solar filed testimony with the California Public Utilities Commission on Southern California Edison’s grid modernization proposal and issued the following statements. CPUC is weighing SCE’s grid plan which is part of its general rate case proposal filed last fall. The Commission is scheduled to hold public hearings on the rate case next week. The solar industry and advocates released the following statements:
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Built during the last century, the United States electric grid is in need of an update to account for changes in how Americans get their electricity. A white paper being issued by Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) today, is the first in a series that will detail the steps necessary to properly upgrade our power infrastructure.
This week marked an important step toward a West powered by renewable energy.The California Independent System Operator (CAISO) released market studies on Tuesday showing that expanding the grid manager’s territory into other Western states would create $1.5 billion in annual net benefits to California ratepayers.
The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) commended the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), which today voted 3-2 to continue net metering in California.
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) affirmed its place as one of the most forward-looking state agencies in the nation today by voting 3-2 to open doors to solar energy in a diverse set of homes and communities throughout the state.
Solar Industry Applauds Proposed Decision from California Public Utilities Commission to Preserve Net Metering
The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) today applauded the California Public Utilities Commission’s proposal to preserve net metering. Maintaining net metering is key to California’s climate leadership and its clean energy job growth.
The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) joined with the California Solar Energy Industries Association (CALSEIA) in praising the Bakersfield City Council for tonight’s swift passage of a resolution urging Congress to take immediate action to extend the federal solar investment tax credit (ITC).
The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) today praised the passage of California’s Senate Bill 350, the leadership of the bill’s sponsor and champion, Senate President pro Tem Kevin de Leòn, and Gov. Jerry Brown, who earlier this year set out the ambitious vision of meeting 50 percent of the state’s electricity needs with renewable energy.