Following is a statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA): “Chair Phillips has been a strong leader at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and is the right choice to lead the agency at this critical moment for America’s energy economy.
The U.S. solar industry added 6.5 gigawatts (GW) of new electric generating capacity in Q3 2023, a 35% year-over-year increase as federal clean energy policies begin to take hold. As a result of this growth, the United States is expected add a record 33 gigawatts (GW) of solar capacity in 2023, according to the U.S. Solar Market Insight Q4 2023 report released today by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Wood Mackenzie.
Solar and Storage Industry Statement on White House Release of Bipartisan Permitting Reform Implementation Rule
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) released a proposed rule that includes streamlining of permitting and environmental reviews for solar and transmission projects on federal lands under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
DC Circuit Court Sides with Solar and Storage Industry and Sends Southeast Energy Exchange Market Case Back to FERC
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the DC Circuit Court of Appeals issued an order requiring the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to reconsider its Southeast Energy Exchange Market (SEEM).
WASHINGTON, DC — This week, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) formally published new proposed rules governing leasing and rental rates for renewable energy projects on public lands. The new leasing rules adopt many of the Solar Energy Industries Association’s (SEIA’s) suggestions and will help to speed renewable energy deployment on public lands and put BLM’s renewable energy goals in reach.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has been approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as an Accredited Standards Development Organization. SEIA can now convene industry stakeholders to develop national standards for materials, products, processes, and services in the U.S. solar and storage industry.
Solar and Storage Advocacy in Full Force with High-Level Administration Meetings and Affiliate Summit in Washington
WASHINGTON, D.C. — This week, the Solar Energy Industries Association is hosting more than 100 solar executives in Washington to advocate for policies that open solar and storage markets and discuss strategy and direction for the leading trade group.
As Debt Ceiling Negotiations Continue, Renewable Groups Urge Congress to Enact Bipartisan Transmission Permitting Legislation
WASHINGTON, D.C. – With permitting reform discussions occurring in Congress this week and debt ceiling negotiations continuing, leading national renewable energy organizations sent a letter to House and Senate leadership urging the enactment of bipartisan transmission permitting legislation that builds on the transformational clean energy policies included in the Inflation Reduction Act.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury released a new map and guidance that will govern the implementation of the Energy Communities adder credit, a tool the U.S. solar and storage industry can use to improve access to solar power and energy storage.