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Thursday, May 19, 2022

Bipartisan Lawmakers Representing Nearly 200 Million Americans Unite Against Solar Tariff Case

  The Commerce Department’s baseless solar tariff investigation is front and center in the news, and political leaders are stepping up to protect their constituents and voice opposition.  In letters to President Biden, lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are urging the Department of Commerce to unfreeze the solar industry and immediately end the Auxin Solar tariff probe. In a telling sign, these lawmakers represent 190 million Americans, or 57% of the U.S. population.

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Eighty-five House Members Oppose Commerce Department’s Solar Tariff Investigation

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following is a statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) on a letter from 85 members of the U.S. House of Representatives to President Biden and Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo on the meritless tariff circumvention case.

Monday, May 16, 2022

Governors Implore Swift End to Solar Tariff Case as State Impacts Worsen

Today a bipartisan group of 19 governors sent a letter to President Biden and Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo urging the Biden administration to expedite its review of the anti-circumvention solar tariff case.

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

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. 

Wednesday, May 04, 2022

Solar Industry Launches Nonprofit to Alleviate Clean Energy Roadblocks

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is launching a 501(c)3 nonprofit to accelerate the transition to carbon-free electricity through clean energy research and analysis.

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2022

Governor DeSantis Protects Energy Freedom in Florida, Vetoes Anti-Rooftop Solar Bill

TALLAHASSEE, FL and WASHINGTON D.C. — In a major win for energy freedom and Florida’s clean energy economy, Governor Ron DeSantis vetoed a bill today that would have undercut the state’s growing rooftop solar market by phasing down net metering and allowing utilities to charge potentially unlimited fees on thousands of solar customers in the state.

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2022

Tariff Case Cuts Solar Deployment Forecasts Nearly in Half, 100,000 Jobs at Risk

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Solar installation forecasts for 2022 and 2023 are being cut by 46% due to the Biden administration’s circumvention case against solar imports from Southeast Asia. According to new analysis by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the case will result in a drop of 24 gigawatts (GW) of planned solar capacity over the next two years, which is more solar than the industry installed in all of 2021.

Friday, Apr 22, 2022

Earth Day 2022: America’s Clean Energy Progress Under Threat

Earth Day 2021 and Earth Day 2022 couldn’t be more different. In 2021, the Biden administration announced its Build Back Better agenda and its plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030. This year, while legislation is stalled, the very same administration imperiled its goal with an investigation that will not only impede solar and storage growth, but cause the United States to go backward on its climate goals.

Tuesday, Apr 19, 2022

“This is Wreaking Havoc on our Business”: Companies Share Stories About the Impact of the Auxin Tariff Petition

In a bewildering act that runs counter to President Biden’s climate goals, the U.S. Department of Commerce is investigating whether to impose another set of tariffs on the solar industry. The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) conducted an industry-wide survey to measure the catastrophic impacts of the Commerce Department’s decision. To date, more than 600 clean energy companies from across the country shared heartbreaking stories about their new reality as this investigation ripples across the industry and looms over their lives. 

Tuesday, Apr 19, 2022

White House Takes a Step in the Right Direction with Final NEPA Rule

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) released a final rule today which strengthens environmental reviews of infrastructure, including solar and transmission projects on federal lands, under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The rule largely returns CEQ’s regulations to the pre-2020 status quo, and will aid in the development of renewable energy projects by again requiring agencies to consider indirect and cumulative effects of federal decision-making, including climate impacts.

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