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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.

Tuesday, Jul 14, 2015

Federal Appeals Court Upholds Colorado’s Renewable Portfolio Standard

In a precedent-setting decision, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the constitutionality of Colorado’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS), ruling that the state’s RPS does not impose unlawful regulations on out-of-state companies.

Friday, Jun 19, 2015

Raising NEM Caps in Massachusetts Seen as Vital to Future Solar Growth

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Despite a strong first quarter, industry leaders are warning that future solar growth in Massachusetts is being jeopardized because net energy metering (NEM) caps have been reached in many areas of the state. These caps have been hit because of the exploding popularity of solar – evidenced by a 150 percent increase in new solar capacity in the first quarter of 2015, compared to the same quarter a year ago.

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