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Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019

SPI Sneak Preview: The Secret Behind Political Organizing in the New Era of Climate Politics

Climate change is at the center of the national political conversation like never before. In the past year alone we have seen members of Congress propose a “Green New Deal,” activist Greta Thunberg organize a global school strike, over a dozen climate plans from the 2020 candidates and new reports forecasting the catastrophic effects of a warming planet.  

Monday, Sep 09, 2019

Federal Legislation Will Streamline Solar Permitting, Grow Clean Energy Economy

The American Energy Opportunity Act will create jobs, make U.S. energy more resilient, and reduce carbon emissions

Thursday, Aug 29, 2019

National Solar Trade Group Adds Alabama to Growing Network of Regional Partners

SEIA announces that the Alabama Solar Industry Association (AlaSIA) is now an official state affiliate.

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019

Providing Reliability and Resilience: The Case for Using Solar + Storage

As storms batter the coasts of New Orleans and wildfires ravage the west, cities and customers are increasingly finding themselves left in the dark and scrambling to restore power. Extreme weather events across the United States are becoming more frequent and their impacts are being felt more broadly each year.  

Tuesday, Aug 27, 2019

Congressional Staffers Tour DC Solar Landmarks

Last week, New Columbia Solar hosted a Congressional Solar Tour in Washington, DC where DC legislative staff and hill staffers from across the aisle and country had the opportunity to learn how solar can benefit communities and local businesses.

Thursday, Aug 22, 2019

Solar+ Manufacturing Summit

The Solar+ Manufacturing Summit will bring together leaders in manufacturing to discuss pathways and policies for building a strong domestic supply chain for solar and other clean energy technologies. Featuring experts from industry, federal and state government, the academic community, and research institutions, the Summit will serve as an incubator for ideas to increase manufacturing for solar products and adjacent technologies in the U.S.

Tuesday, Jul 23, 2019

House Leaders’ 100 Percent Clean Energy Plan Draws Support From Solar Industry

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.

Thursday, Jul 18, 2019

SEIA Commends New York State for Signing Historic Renewable Energy Mandate into Law

Washington, D.C.—Today, Governor Cuomo signed the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act into law, one of the most aggressive renewable energy mandates in the United States. The historic law will require the state to procure 6 gigawatts of distributed solar by 2025 and for the state’s utilities to get 70% of its electricity from renewable energy by 2030. Following is a statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association.

Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019

Solar Industry Letter to Congress: Extend the ITC

On July 17, 2019, SEIA delivered a letter to Congress signed by nearly 1,000 solar companies across the country, urging them to extend the solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC), one of the most successful clean energy policies in history. The text of the letter is below, and you can download a PDF at the link above, which contains the full list of companies that signed on to this critical effort. Dear Members of Congress,

Tuesday, Jul 16, 2019

We Energies Drops Plan to Tax Solar Customers After Massive Public Outcry

WASHINGTON, D.C.and MILWAUKEE, WI  – Today, RENEW Wisconsin and We Energies announced that We Energies will drop its plans to tax its customers who own their own solar panels. The proposal would have forced people who have invested in solar energy to pay extra fees and was widely seen as an attempt to monopolize the solar industry.

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