WASHINGTON D.C. — Amid ongoing budget reconciliation negotiations in Congress, the White House released a Build Back Better framework today that includes significant investments in climate and clean energy policy priorities. Following is a statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), on the White House proposal and the critical need to invest in our clean energy future:
In 2019, SEIA laid out a vision for the 2020s in our Roadmap for the Solar+ Decade. In that roadmap, we set a target for solar energy to reach 20% of generation by 2030 as the U.S. transforms the electric grid and builds a robust clean energy economy.
85 solar companies with operations in Arizona sent a letter to Senator Kyrsten Sinema, articulating the industry's priorities for strong clean energy policies in upcoming legislation, and the impact and potential of accelerating clean energy deployment for Arizona's economic future.
More than 200 solar companies signed a letter to U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, urging the department to reject an anonymous petition to expand the scope of antidumping and countervailing duties (AD/CVD) on solar imports, which would harm the U.S. solar industry and the nation's climate goals.
On September 8, 2021, nearly 750 companies delivered a letter to President Biden and Congressional leadership, articulating the solar industry's priorities in upcoming infrastructure and budget legislation.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today President Biden and the U.S. Department of Energy released an Issue Brief on solar energy research, deployment and workforce priorities. The report details a number of priorities that are important to the solar industry.
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.
WASHINGTON D.C. — Today the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released a new notice that extends safe harbor for solar projects under the Section 48 Investment Tax Credit (ITC). Notice 2021-41 extends the safe harbor rules under IRS Notice 2018-59 from four years to six years for projects that started construction from 2016-2019, and from four years to five years for projects that started construction during 2020.