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:
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following is a statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), on today's release of the 2018 Farm Bill conference report: "We're pleased to see continued bipartisan support for the Rural Energy for America Program, which enables the spread of renewable energy and energy efficiency improvements throughout America's heartland. This USDA program finances projects in every state, helping entrepreneurs in rural communities reduce their energy costs.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced a major funding opportunity of up to $105.5 million to advance solar technologies and improve and expand the solar workforce. Following is a statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, the President and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), on this program:
SEIA and its members express disappointment in the decision by President Trump to impose 30 percent tariffs on imported solar cells and panels.
SEIA President and CEO Sends Personal Plea to Pres. Trump to Preserve Solar Jobs by Rejecting High Tariffs
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) President and CEO Abigail Ross Hopper sent a letter to President Donald Trump today reminding him of the tens of thousands of U.S. solar workers, including American manufacturers, whose jobs will be lost if high tariffs are implemented.
Energy Industry Associations React to FERC Action on DOE Proposal to Subsidize Coal, Nuclear Power Plants
WASHINGTON, D.C. - With Congress scheduled to vote on the tax bill later this week, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) released the following statement from president and CEO, Abigail Ross Hopper:
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, following aggressive advocacy efforts by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) to ensure the continued growth of the U.S. solar industry, Congress reached an agreement on comprehensive tax reform legislation. Following is a statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, SEIA’s president and CEO:
WASHINGTON, D.C. -Today in Washington, President Trump’s top trade adviser held a public hearing on the Section 201 solar trade case. The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), solar companies, utilities and many others showed the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) and the Trade Policy Staff Committee that tariffs on solar imports would deal a deep, self-inflicted wound to the American economy and help two foreign-based companies and their hedge fund investors. Following is a statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of SEIA:
SEIA Gives Pres. Trump Plan to Make America First in Manufacturing, National Security and Solar Job Growth
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) today released a blueprint to put America First on economic growth, jobs, manufacturing and national security. SEIA’s America First Plan for Solar Energy recommends six steps President Trump can take to maintain the solar industry’s booming growth. The plan starts with the president’s rejection of tariffs, which would increase the cost of solar, sacrifice tens of thousands of American jobs and raise electricity prices for consumers and businesses.