Path to 100 Coalition Secures 50% Renewable Energy Standard for Illinois
CHICAGO — Today, Illinois passed major clean energy legislation that commits the state to reaching 40% renewable energy by 2030 and 50% renewables by 2040. The Climate and Equitable Jobs Act puts Illinois at the forefront of the fight against climate change all while creating tens of thousands of jobs, expanding diversity in the renewable energy industry, and providing more than $1 billion in electricity bill savings for consumers.
Solar Industry Outlines a Policy Agenda for the Biden Administration, 117th Congress
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is releasing a suite of policies and executive actions that it is asking President-elect Biden and the newly elected Congress to act on during their first 100 days in office.
Virginia Passes Landmark Zero Carbon Bill That Prioritizes Solar Access
WASHINGTON D.C. — This week an amended version of the Virginia Clean Economy Act cleared the Virginia House of Delegates and Senate and is now on its way to Governor Northam’s desk for signature. This landmark bill will enable the Commonwealth to achieve the ambitious climate goals Governor Northam laid out in Executive Order 43. Following is a statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), on the historic passage of the Virginia Clean Economy Act:
House Leaders’ 100 Percent Clean Energy Plan Draws Support From Solar Industry
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Three House Committee leaders today announced a plan to move the United States to 100% clean energy by 2050. Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr., Rep. Paul Tonko, Chairman of the Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee, and Rep. Bobby L. Rush, Chairman of the Energy Subcommittee revealed the plan at a news conference on Capitol Hill this afternoon.
Solar Industry Commends Maine for Making Major Moves on Renewable Energy
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Maine Legislature recently passed three clean energy bills, including a renewable portfolio standard that requires the state to get 80% of its electricity from renewable energy by 2030 and 100% by 2050. Following is a statement from Sean Gallagher, Vice President of State Affairs at the Solar Energy Industries Association, congratulating the Maine Legislature for its leadership and Governor Mills for signing these bills into law:
The University of Chicago RPS “Study” Sets a Debunking-Minded #EnergyTwitter on Fire
#EnergyTwitter exploded yesterday when a story broke on what many agreed was a half-baked study out of the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago. We hate to even restate the bogus premise. It was that renewable portfolio standards may reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but are costly compared to other approaches to addressing climate change. WHERE THEY GOT IT WRONG
D.C. City Council Passes Historic 100 Percent Renewable Electricity Bill
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) welcomed the Washington, D.C. City Council’s passage of a landmark bill that will move the District to 100 percent renewable electricity by 2032, including specific requirements to grow solar energy. Following is a statement by Abigail Ross Hopper, SEIA’s president and CEO:
Yes on Question 6 Means Less Pollution, More Jobs
Nevada families will head to the polls tomorrow and cast their ballots in a host of hotly contested races. But whether you’re a Republican, Democrat or Independent, there are two things all voters agree on: They want clean air and they want prosperity. A vote YES on Question 6 will bring the state both. The measure will ensure that 50 percent of Nevada’s power comes from renewable sources, like solar and wind, by 2030. This will reduce pollution, lower energy bills and create more jobs for those developing solar projects.
Governor Brown’s Signing of California’s ‘Monumental’ Clean Energy Bill Major Step Forward
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.
Solar Industry Comments on Mass. Legislature’s Passage of Omnibus Energy Bill
Today, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) commented on the Massachusetts Legislature’s passage of a bill that requires the state’s largest electricity utility to refile its plan to charge extra fees to solar adopters and raises the state’s renewable energy goal.