California made history back in May when the California Energy Commission (CEC) approved a new policy that will require virtually all new homes in the state to incorporate solar energy starting in 2020. Today that history was cemented with the California Building Standards Commission’s (CBSC) unanimous approval of the CEC’s Title 24 energy code amendments.
Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law SB 100, a bill that will move California to 60 percent renewable energy by 2030 and 100 percent clean energy by 2045, earning great praise from the solar industry.
SEIA Praises Historic Passage of SB 100 in California State Assembly, Stresses Need for Near-Term Procurement Legislation
The California Legislature’s bold move to advance legislation that requires 100 percent clean power demonstrates that massive advances in clean energy indeed make a carbon-free power grid a true possibility. As we await final confirmation in the Senate, this bill will lead to significant investment and jobs creation in California, and elsewhere in America. We urge Governor Brown to sign this legislation as soon as it hits his desk.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) welcomed California’s approval of a new policy that will require virtually all new homes in the state to incorporate solar panels starting in 2020. The California Energy Commission voted today to adopt the policy as part of the state’s Building Energy Efficiency Standards after working with SEIA, its member solar companies, and other stakeholders for more than two years to develop the technical requirements. Following is a statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, SEIA’s president and CEO:
SACRAMENTO, Calif. and WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 20, 2018) – The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) commended legislation filed in the California Legislature on Friday that would make it easier for businesses, schools, nonprofits and municipalities to access solar energy. In turn, this will help generate thousands of new jobs and millions of dollars of investment in the state.
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.