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:
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.
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:
#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
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:
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.
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.
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.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following is a statement by Sean Gallagher, vice president of state affairs for the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), in response to the energy bill the Connecticut Senate passed this week:
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.