Letter to House Ways & Means Committee Regarding the Solar Industry's Infrastructure Priorities
SEIA submitted a letter to House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Richie Neal (D-MA), articulating the industry's priorities for the once-in-a-generation infrastructure legislation currently under consideration. An excerpt from the letter is included below and you can read the full letter at the link above.
I write on behalf of the 231,000 American solar workers and the 1,000 member companies of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) to share our priorities for once-in-a generation infrastructure legislation that will lead America into a clean energy future and create hundreds of thousands of jobs.
The clean energy transition must be based on principles of equity and opportunity. These values are infused throughout our organization and ones we are actively working to advance within our industry. This also means we are taking a close look at our supply chains and taking action to promote a more just world. And it means that we are here to work in partnership with you and with President Biden to bring meaningful and lasting change, create hundreds of billions of dollars in economic growth and address climate change. We cannot fail in this endeavor.
To continue on this path, we urge support for effective tax policies that will help our country meet the necessary targets set forth by President Biden. The fact is, despite our industry’s tremendous growth, solar comprises just over 3% of electricity generation nationwide. To modernize the grid and meet climate goals, solar must account for at least 20% of U.S. generation by the end of this decade and 40-50% by 2035. That means quadrupling our current pace of installations by 2030. We are in a race against time.