What People Get Wrong About the Inflation Reduction Act
The IRA will create millions of jobs, reduce energy costs, slash pollution and mitigate climate change impacts. The bill’s clean energy provisions represent a win for all American communities, and in fact, today, the most prevalent arguments against the law have little to no basis in truth.
Extended Property Tax Exclusion Will Keep Clean Energy Investments in California
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Today, the California State Legislature approved a two-year extension of a property tax exclusion for solar projects, providing stability to solar companies facing significant uncertainty around project development as they work to help California meet its climate targets. Following is statement from Rick Umoff, senior director and counsel, California, at the Solar Energy Industries Association:
Americans Want Clean Energy Products Made in the USA and That Goal is Now Within Reach
If the United States wants to achieve its energy security and climate goals while creating well-paying jobs in the clean energy economy, building a robust solar and storage manufacturing base here in America is non-negotiable.
Senate Ushers in New Era of American Energy Leadership with Inflation Reduction Act
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the Senate passed the Inflation Reduction Act which includes long-term solar and storage tax incentives, investments in domestic solar manufacturing and other critical provisions that will help decarbonize the electric grid with significant clean energy deployment. Following is a statement by Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), on the Senate’s passage of this historic legislation:
Arizona Businesses Press for Final Passage of the Inflation Reduction Act
WASHINGTON, D.C. — More than 90 Arizona solar and storage businesses sent a letter to Senators Krysten Sinema and Mark Kelly today lauding the potential impact of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) on the state’s clean energy economy and urging Congress to pass the transformative legislation.
Governor Youngkin Signs Energy Generation Property Tax Exemption Into Law, Strengthening Energy Freedom in Virginia
RICHMOND, VA — Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin signed a bill into law today which creates a property tax exemption for residential and mixed-use solar energy systems up to 25 kilowatts in size. This new law expands energy freedom for consumers and creates an additional incentive to do business in the Commonwealth. Following is a statement by Will Giese, southeast regional director for the Solar Energy Industries Association:
New IRS Safe Harbor Notice Provides Needed Relief and Clarity for Solar Companies
WASHINGTON D.C. — Today the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released a new notice that extends safe harbor for solar projects under the Section 48 Investment Tax Credit (ITC). Notice 2021-41 extends the safe harbor rules under IRS Notice 2018-59 from four years to six years for projects that started construction from 2016-2019, and from four years to five years for projects that started construction during 2020.
100+ Organizations Urge Congress to Act on a 10-year Investment Tax Credit (ITC) extension
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the Coalition for Clean Energy Jobs and Innovation is calling on political leaders to prioritize clean energy in upcoming infrastructure legislation.
Building on National Climate Momentum, Lawmakers Re-Introduce GREEN Act With Key Solar Provisions
WASHINGTON, D.C.— Lawmakers on the House Ways and Means Committee’s Subcommittee on Tax Policy have re-introduced the Growing Renewable Energy and Efficiency Now (GREEN) Act. The bill includes several key solar provisions, including a five-year extension of the solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC), and a direct pay option for large projects when claiming the ITC. Following is a statement by Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) on the re-introduction of this critical legislation:
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.