WASHINGTON, DC — Today the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), Consumers Energy, and a broad coalition of stakeholders filed a settlement agreement with the Michigan Public Service Commission that resolves concerns related to the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA). Following is a statement from Sean Gallagher, Vice President of State Affairs at SEIA, about the settlement agreement:
Washington, D.C.—Today, Governor Cuomo signed the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act into law, one of the most aggressive renewable energy mandates in the United States. The historic law will require the state to procure 6 gigawatts of distributed solar by 2025 and for the state’s utilities to get 70% of its electricity from renewable energy by 2030. Following is a statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association.
WASHINGTON, D.C.and MILWAUKEE, WI – Today, RENEW Wisconsin and We Energies announced that We Energies will drop its plans to tax its customers who own their own solar panels. The proposal would have forced people who have invested in solar energy to pay extra fees and was widely seen as an attempt to monopolize the solar industry.
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.
Alabama is ranked 13th in the nation as having the greatest solar potential, yet only 0.26% of its energy comes from solar, leaving the state far behind others when it comes to total installed solar capacity. According to an annual report produced by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), Alabama ranked 29th in the United States for solar production in 2018.
Renewable Energy Groups Urge Legislative Action to Stabilize Utilities and Enhance Climate Resilience
SACRAMENTO, CALIF. AND WASHINGTON, D.C. — California’s wind, solar, geothermal, and bioenergy industries commend Governor Newsom and legislative leaders for introducing legislation to stabilize California’s energy markets in the wake of unprecedented wildfires and climate catastrophes. Legislative action is necessary to ensure reliability, affordability, and sustained progress toward critical renewable energy and carbon reduction requirements.
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:
ALBANY, N.Y. and WASHINGTON, D.C. - The New York State Legislature and Governor Cuomo today reached an agreement to codify important clean energy targets in the Climate & Communities Protection Act.