Solar and Storage Industry Reacts to New Greenhouse Gas Guidance from White House Council on Environmental Quality
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Statement by SEIA president and CEO Abigail Ross Hopper on the action today by the White House Council on Environmental Quality to issue guidance for agencies assessing greenhouse gas impacts in National Environmental Policy Act reviews.
SEIA's Solar Means Business Report tracks solar adoption from America's corporations and businesses. SEIA members at the Watt level and above have access to the full dataset behind this report, containing project level data for more than 48,000 individual commercial solar systems.
SEIA is taking steps to mitigate risks and lead the solar and storage industries by developing national standards that will build upon SEIA’s Solar+ Decade goals. By developing accredited national standards, SEIA is proactively tackling issues that build confidence among customers, regulators, investors, rating agencies, and other stakeholders. These standards will contribute assurance that solar and storage systems have been ethically, sustainably, and responsibly sourced, manufactured, transported, installed, operated, and recycled.
Large-Scale Solar Siting: Encouraging Ecosystem Enhancement and Conservation While Producing Much Needed Zero-Carbon Electricity
With passage of the landmark Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), the first significant step toward addressing climate change through federal statute, Congress has taken a major step forward. Through tax policy, Congress locked down long-term incentives for renewable energy projects and storage projects and put new policies in place to encourage U.S. production of the materials used in those projects at fair wages.
Yesterday Governor Baker signed H5060, An Act Driving Clean Energy and Offshore Wind, into law. This wide-sweeping climate legislation relaxes the net metering cap for residential solar projects up to 25 kilowatts, establishes incentives for pollinator-friendly community solar and commercial and industrial projects and creates a new council that will proactively work to improve the state’s transmission and distribution grid planning.
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:
Solar Industry Letter Secretary Raimondo Requesting Negative Preliminary Determination in Auxin Tariff Investigation
On behalf of the U.S. solar industry, SEIA submitted a letter to U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, articulating strong opposition to the department's investigation into solar tariffs requested by Auxin Solar, and urging the Secretary to make a swift negative preliminary determination in the investigation.