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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.  

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2017

Solar Industry Applauds Nevada Legislature for Passing Bills to Expand Renewable Energy

Today, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), which represents the solar industry nationwide, welcomed the Nevada Legislature’s passage of two bills that would expand access to affordable solar energy to all Nevada residents.

Monday, Feb 13, 2017

New York’s Energy Czar, Richard Kauffman, Receives SEIA Solar Champion Award

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) presented Richard Kauffman, New York’s chairman of energy and finance and NYSERDA Board chair, with the prestigious SEIA Solar Champion Award, an honor bestowed upon entities or individuals who have helped strengthen solar energy in America.

Wednesday, Dec 28, 2016

Ohio Governor John Kasich Takes Strong Step Supporting Solar Energy

Following is a statement from Sean Gallagher, vice president of state affairs for the Solar Energy Industries Association, on Governor Kasich’s veto of House Bill 554, clearing the way for reinstatement of the state’s renewable energy standard.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Illinois RPS Legislation will Sidetrack Solar Energy Growth

Following is a statement by Sean Gallagher, vice president of state affairs for the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), on Illinois energy legislation:

Friday, Mar 11, 2016

Solar Industry Applauds State of Oregon for Establishing a 50% RPS

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) enthusiastically applauded the passage of Oregon’s Senate Bill 1547-B, signed into law today by Gov. Kate Brown, and congratulated all of the groups that collaborated to get this landmark legislation across the finish line.

Monday, Nov 23, 2015

SEIA Applauds Governor Cuomo For Setting a 50 Percent Renewable Electricity Mandate

Following is a comment from Rhone Resch, president and chief executive officer of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), on reports that New York is going to establish a mandatory 50 percent renewable portfolio standard by 2030.

Saturday, Sep 12, 2015

Solar Industry Applauds Passage of SB 350

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) today praised the passage of California’s Senate Bill 350, the leadership of the bill’s sponsor and champion, Senate President pro Tem Kevin de Leòn, and Gov. Jerry Brown, who earlier this year set out the ambitious vision of meeting 50 percent of the state’s electricity needs with renewable energy.

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