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Friday, Feb 07, 2020

Solar Industry Response to Solar Tariff Midterm Review Report

The U.S. International Trade Commission today sent its mid-term review of the Section 201 solar tariffs to President Trump. The Commission’s report assesses the economic impact of the Section 201 tariffs on crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells and modules.

Tuesday, Jan 21, 2020

Clean Energy Associations File Request for Rehearing of FERC’s MOPR Order

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, four national organizations representing the range of clean energy companies in the United States filed a request for rehearing by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on its order to impose a Minimum Offer Price Rule (MOPR) in the PJM capacity market.

Wednesday, Jan 15, 2020

U.S. Polysilicon Producers Get Relief in Latest Trump Trade Deal

While this trade deal won’t do anything to relax the solar tariffs, it is a positive development for the U.S. solar industry.

Tuesday, Dec 17, 2019

Industry Vows to Continue Fight for Pro-Solar Policies, Despite Missed Opportunity This Year

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today Congress and the White House were unable to agree on including an extension of the solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) in an end of year tax package meaning the credit will decrease at the end of this year. The measure also failed to include energy storage in the ITC. This represents a missed opportunity to take an achievable step to boost the economy, add jobs and reduce carbon emissions. Following is a statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association on this development:

Tuesday, Dec 03, 2019

Study: Solar Tariffs Cause Devastating Harm to U.S. Market, Economy and Jobs

Tariffs on imported solar cells and modules have led to the loss of more than 62,000 U.S. jobs and $19 billion in new private sector investment.

Tuesday, Nov 19, 2019

House Clean Energy Tax Package Includes 5-Year Extension of Solar ITC, Storage Incentives

Today the House Ways and Means Committee released a comprehensive clean energy tax package that includes a five-year extension of the 30% solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) and new incentives for energy storage.

Tuesday, Oct 22, 2019

Hundreds of Mayors Call on Congress to Extend the Solar Investment Tax Credit

A bipartisan group of 231 mayors sent a letter to Congress today urging them to pass the Renewable Energy Extension Act, a five-year extension of the solar Investment Tax Credit.

Tuesday, Sep 24, 2019

Forecast: Solar Tax Credit Extension Would Boost Jobs, Economy and Climate Fight

An extension of the solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) would spark $87 billion in new private sector investment and add 113,000 American jobs over baseline estimates by 2030

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019

Solar Industry Calls on FERC to Enforce PURPA, Increase Competition

Today, SEIA filed a proposal with FERC that will address longstanding concerns with monopoly utilities by enhancing competition under the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA).

Thursday, Jul 25, 2019

House and Senate Introduce Legislation for 5-Year Extension of the Solar Investment Tax Credit

Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) and Representatives Mike Thompson (D-CA), Paul Cook (R-CA), and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) today introduced companion bills with a five-year 30% extension of Section 48 and Section 25D Solar Investment Tax Credits (ITC). The Renewable Energy Extension Act will call for the extension of the tax credits.

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