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Tuesday, Jul 09, 2024

SEIA Names Prominent Energy Policy Expert Sarah Vilms as Vice President of Strategic Growth Initiatives

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) today announced that Sarah Vilms will serve as the organization’s vice president of strategic growth initiatives. Vilms is a leading energy policy expert with nearly 30 years of experience advocating for renewable energy and energy storage deployment, permitting, transmission, and land use.

Thursday, May 30, 2024

CPUC Continues Anti-Distributed Solar Crusade with Devastating Community Solar Decision

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Today the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) voted to approve its proposed decision that crushes any chance of a scalable community solar program succeeding in California. Following is a statement from Stephanie Doyle, California State Affairs Director for the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA): 

Thursday, May 16, 2024

SEIA Statement on Biden Administration’s Solar Manufacturing Policy Announcement

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the Biden administration announced new trade measures and policy guidance intended to support America’s clean energy industry and uplift domestic manufacturers. The administration also released long-awaited guidance on the Inflation Reduction Act’s domestic content bonus credit, one of the major policies driving clean energy manufacturing growth in America. 

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

SEIA Statement on Biden Administration’s Action to Support American Clean Energy Manufacturing

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the Biden administration announced the results of its statutorily-mandated review of the Section 301 tariffs on China.

Monday, May 13, 2024

Solar and Storage Industry Statement on Final Transmission Order from FERC

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a final rule to reform the regional transmission planning and cost allocation process governing America’s transmission system.

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2024

CEQ Codifies Solar Permitting Reforms, Creating a Win-Win for Clean Energy and the Environment

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) released final rules making important amendments to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and implementing the 2023 Financial Responsibility Act. Over the last three years the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) submitted numerous comments to CEQ on the reforms needed to improve the permitting process for renewable energy projects on public lands. 

Monday, Apr 29, 2024

The Solar Century: Landmark Moments in the History of Solar Energy

The history of solar energy is an American success story. Since the creation of the first silicon solar cell 70 years ago, solar leaders have been innovating, improving efficiency, lowering costs, and growing this American-born technology into an essential part of our nation’s energy system.

Thursday, Apr 25, 2024

Solar and Storage Industry Commends Treasury Dept. for Finalizing Tax Credit Transferability Rule

WASHINGTON, D.C — Today the U.S. Department of the Treasury issued new guidance on Section 6418 of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) that allows clean energy tax credits to be monetized by directly transferring the credit to a taxpaying entity.

Thursday, Apr 25, 2024

Department of Energy Makes Moves to Lead Reviews for Transmission Infrastructure Projects

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the U.S. Department of Energy issued a new rule that would simplify and speed up the permitting review process for certain federal transmission projects.

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