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Tuesday, Jul 21, 2020

Corporate Energy Buyers Letter to Congress in Support of Clean Energy Recovery Legislation

Dozens of major corporations and global brands signed a letter to Congressional leadership, urging them to pass measures in upcoming COVID-19 recovery legislation that will spur clean energy growth. 

Thursday, Jul 16, 2020

New York Public Service Commission Extends Net Metering for Solar Customers Based on COVID Impacts

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the New York Public Service Commission (NYPSC) signaled that it will extend net metering through January 2022 for current customers based on the devastating impact COVID-19 has had on the solar industry. In addition, the NYPSC   established modest changes to net metering that will impact future rooftop solar customers in 2022.

Thursday, Jul 16, 2020

FERC Makes the Right Decision, Dismisses Misguided Net Metering Petition

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission today rejected a controversial petition to end state and local jurisdiction over net metering programs. The petition was brought by the New England Ratepayers Association (NERA) and drew significant bipartisan pushback from around the country.Following is a statement by Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association, on this decision: 

Thursday, Jul 16, 2020

SEIA Statement on FERC Changes to PURPA Implementation Rules

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following is a statement from SEIA’s vice president of regulatory affairs, Katherine Gensler, on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC's) approval of changes to PURPA implementation rules.

Wednesday, Jul 15, 2020

Rebuilding Better With Solar Jobs

We can rebuild our economy better than before by enacting commonsense policies that spur longterm growth for solar, including modifying the solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC), streamlining the permitting process for solar projects, supporting domestic manufacturing of clean energy technologies, and investing in our nation’s electricity infrastructure. Investing in solar energy can create hundreds of thousands of jobs while addressing climate change and lowering costs for consumers.

Tuesday, Jul 14, 2020

Surprise Announcement from Utilities on Energy Imbalance Market Ignores Stakeholder Input

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following is a statement from Katherine Gensler, vice president of regulatory affairs of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) on the Energy Imbalance Market news from Southeastern utilities. 

Tuesday, Jul 14, 2020

Bipartisan Appeal: Solar Can Span the Aisle and Bridge the Gaps

As Congress considers how best to revive our ailing economy, investing in homegrown solar energy could jumpstart investment and create jobs. Solar energy isn’t a niche technology: there are now more than 2.5 million solar systems installed in every state and before the pandemic 250,000 Americans had a solar job.

Monday, Jul 13, 2020

Nearly 650 Companies Urge Congress to Include Solar in Recovery Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Nearly 650 solar companies sent a letter to Congress today galvanizing support for legislation that deploys clean energy to help rebuild the U.S. economy.

Monday, Jul 13, 2020

Solar Industry Letter to Congress: Rebuild Better with Solar Energy

Nearly 650 solar companies signed a letter to Congress on July 13, 2020, urging them to include policies that will support the solar industry as the U.S. recovers from COVID-19. The list includes many of the largest manufacturers, owners, developers, installers and operators of solar projects across the country.

Friday, Jul 10, 2020

Ruling Upholds FERC Order to Include Energy Storage in Wholesale Electricity Markets

Washington, D.C. — Following is a statement from Katherine Gensler, vice president of regulatory affairs at the Solar Energy Industries Association on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit’s decision upholding Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Order No. 841, which requires wholesale markets to allow participation by energy storage resources.

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