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Thursday, Aug 22, 2019

Special Report: Abigail Ross Hopper Touts Solar Growth on Cable News Giant

Last night in living rooms across the country millions of Americans got a much-needed update on solar energy in America. SEIA President and CEO Abigail Ross Hopper was featured on Special Report with Bret Baier, a Fox News show, to share the story of solar growth in the United States. This week the evening news show is featuring a five-part series called Energy in America. Wednesday night focused on the future of solar energy in the United States.

Thursday, Aug 22, 2019

Community and Environmental Organizations Push Michigan Public Service Commission to Reject DTE’s Long-Term Energy Plan

WASHINGTON, D.C. and LANSING, MI – Environmental and community organizations today are calling for Michigan’s Public Service Commission to reject the proposed long-term energy plan from DTE following testimony from experts revealing how DTE’s plan will hold back a transition to cleaner, more affordable energy. Experts ranging from energy economists, renewable experts, and health professionals submitted testimony detailing significant flaws in DTE’s proposal. 

Wednesday, Aug 21, 2019

SEIA CEO Abigail Hopper Dispels Common Solar Myths on National Morning Show

Last week, SEIA President and CEO Abigail Ross Hopper appeared live on The Weather Channel’s AMHQ to discuss the role of solar energy and storage in the United States.

Tuesday, Aug 13, 2019

SPI Sneak Preview: Promoting Solar in a Time of Changing Clean Energy Politics

It’s a brave new world out there for those of us who advocate for and promote clean energy.

Thursday, Jul 25, 2019

House and Senate Introduce Legislation for 5-Year Extension of the Solar Investment Tax Credit

Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) and Representatives Mike Thompson (D-CA), Paul Cook (R-CA), and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) today introduced companion bills with a five-year 30% extension of Section 48 and Section 25D Solar Investment Tax Credits (ITC). The Renewable Energy Extension Act will call for the extension of the tax credits.

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.

Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019

Nearly 1,000 Solar Companies Rally Behind Proven, Bipartisan Investment Tax Credit

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Nearly 1,000 companies from across the U.S. solar industry supply chain today sent a letter to Congress calling for the extension of the Section 48 and Section 25D solar investment tax credits (ITC).

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,

Wednesday, Jul 03, 2019

Grid Reliability, Market Growth and Solar+ in the Lone Star State

Just weeks after SEIA announced that Texas jumped to the #6 spot in state solar production rankings, more than 500 energy professionals gathered in Austin for the annual Solar Power Texas event last week. It was a power-packed two days as regulators, utilities and executives from companies across the solar and energy storage supply chain convened to talk trends and themes on a wide range of topics critical to the Texas solar and storage market.

Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019

Solar Industry Commends Maine for Making Major Moves on Renewable Energy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Maine Legislature recently passed three clean energy bills, including a renewable portfolio standard that requires the state to get 80% of its electricity from renewable energy by 2030 and 100% by 2050. Following is a statement from Sean Gallagher, Vice President of State Affairs at the Solar Energy Industries Association, congratulating the Maine Legislature for its leadership and Governor Mills for signing these bills into law:

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