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Tuesday, Jan 21, 2020

Solar Industry Statement on Flexible Solar Spending Cap Signed by New Jersey Governor Murphy

WASHINGTON, D.C. and TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy today signed legislation that clarifies the state’s Board of Public Utilities’ (BPU) authority under the Clean Energy Act of 2018. The legislative changes will give the BPU more latitude in calculating the Clean Energy Act’s yearly cost caps. The following is a statement from David Gahl, senior director of northeast state affairs at the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA):

Monday, Jan 13, 2020

Solar Industry Urges New Jersey Governor to Sign Flexible Spending Caps Legislation for Clean Energy Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. and TRENTON, N.J. — Today, the New Jersey General Assembly and Senate passed legislation that clarifies the Board of Public Utilities’ (BPU) authority under the Clean Energy Act. The identical bills authorize the BPU to rollover unused funding to the following year when calculating the cost caps. This measure would ease current constraints found under the program’s year-to-year cost caps.

Thursday, Dec 27, 2018

SEIA Statement on New Jersey Transitioning Away From its SREC Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) has released its detailed plans to close the Solar Renewable Energy Credit (SREC) program to new applications and transition to a successor program. Following is a statement from Sean Gallagher, vice president of state affairs for the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA):

Thursday, Apr 12, 2018

New Jersey Lawmakers Pass Clean Energy Bills to Spur State’s Renewable Economy

TRENTON, NJ - To clean energy advocates and the solar industry’s delight, New Jersey lawmakers approved companion bills today that will significantly advance New Jersey’s clean energy economy. The Assembly passed A3723 (50-20) and the Senate passed S2314 (29-8). The bills will stabilize and expand New Jersey’s renewable market and help extend the cost-saving benefits of solar to more families, communities and businesses in the state.

Thursday, Apr 05, 2018

Advocates Applaud Momentum on Clean Energy as Bills Advance in New Jersey Legislature

TRENTON, N.J. -State and national solar energy advocates today thanked lawmaker leadership for approving bills to advance New Jersey’s clean energy economy. Assemblyman John McKeon’s A3723 was passed in the Assembly Appropriations Committee and Senator Bob Smith’s S2314 was passed in the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee. The companion bills will stabilize and expand New Jersey’s renewable economy and help extend the cost-saving benefits of solar to more families, communities and businesses in the state.

Wednesday, Mar 14, 2018

Solar Advocates Welcome Bills to Advance New Jersey’s Clean Energy Economy

TRENTON, New Jersey - State and national solar energy advocates today expressed strong support for both A3723 and S2314 to stabilize and expand New Jersey’s renewable economy. Assemblyman John McKeon’s bill and its companion in the Senate, S2314 from Senator Bob Smith, consider the renewable energy provisions that were previously included in S877, an earlier comprehensive energy package that was split to consider nuclear and clean energy components independent of each other.  

Thursday, Feb 22, 2018

SEIA Urges New Jersey Legislature to Pass Bill Raising State’s Solar Energy Goal

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) urged the New Jersey Legislature to pass Senate Bill 877 to keep the state’s solar industry growing and maintain the more than 7,100 solar jobs in one of the largest solar markets in the U.S.   The bill is being examined today in a joint hearing held by the state Senate Budget and Appropriations and the Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities committees.  

Tuesday, Jan 09, 2018

New Jersey Legislature Raises State’s Solar Energy Goal, Incentivizing Growth in Jobs and Clean Power

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) commended the New Jersey Legislature for passing Senate Bill 2276, which raises the state’s solar energy goal and will enable the state’s solar industry and its 6,000-strong workforce to keep growing.  

Monday, Dec 04, 2017

SEIA Testifies on the State of the New Jersey Solar Market

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities kicks off a week of hearings on the state of the New Jersey solar market. The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is participating in the stakeholder proceeding and spoke on the importance of enacting new solar legislation for the long term. Following is a statement from Sean Gallagher, SEIA’s vice president of state affairs:

Friday, Jun 26, 2015

Bipartisan Efforts Help to Keep New Jersey Solar Installations on Track

If approved and signed into law by Gov. Chris Christie, bipartisan legislation approved this week by the New Jersey Legislature will help to keep New Jersey solar installations on track for 2015. The state is projected to add nearly 300 megawatts (MW) of new installed solar capacity, according to the recently released U.S. Solar Market Insight Report compiled by GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).

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