WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the White House released a fact sheet outlining their clean energy deployment priorities. Following is a statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) on this development.
BOSTON and Washington, D.C. — Today the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities issued an order expanding the Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) program from 1,600 to 3,200 megawatts (MW) of solar capacity, allowing dozens of solar projects to move forward. The order will take effect on January 14, 2022 when the Commonwealth’s utilities file their compliance documents.
Supply chains are backlogged and prices have increased for raw materials and consumer goods across the economy. The clean energy sector is no different, and has been feeling the supply pinch for most of 2021. This has put years-long price declines in reverse in a matter of months. However, there is a solution that will offset price increases and unleash a new era of American clean energy leadership: The Build Back Better Act.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. and WASHINGTON D.C. — Legislation filed yesterday in the Florida Legislature aims to end net metering for rooftop solar customers, effectively shutting down this key sector of the state economy and undermining energy freedom for tens of thousands of Floridians. National and state solar advocates are calling on lawmakers to reject this legislation and allow the state’s rooftop solar market to continue growing: Following is a statement from Will Giese, southeast regional director for the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA):
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better Act, which includes a 10-year extension of the solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC), strong support for domestic solar manufacturing and other critical policies to advance American clean energy deployment and production. Following is a statement by Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), on the House passage:
WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a win for the solar industry, the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT) re-instated the exclusion of bifacial solar modules from the Section 201 tariffs. Originally granted in June 2019, the exclusion for bifacial modules was revoked by the Trump Administration in October 2020.
WASHINGTON D.C. — Today the U.S. Department of Commerce issued a letter outright rejecting an unlawful request for circumvention tariffs on solar products from three countries in Southeast Asia. The petitions were initiated by an anonymous group of companies, and if imposed, would have resulted in the loss of 46,000 solar jobs over the next two years.
WASHINGTON D.C. — In a prehearing brief filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC), the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) urged the Biden Administration to phase out the Section 201 global safeguard tariffs on imported solar cells and modules.
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: