House Takes Important Step Forward on Clean Energy Progress with Build Back Better Act Passage
Friday, Nov 19 2021
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:
“This is a critical step forward on legislation that features the most transformational clean energy initiatives in our nation’s history. Decarbonizing the electric grid will add close to one million Americans to the solar workforce by 2035, and after months of negotiation, we are on the verge of approving policy that will take a meaningful step toward tackling the climate crisis.
“The women and men of the solar industry are already hard at work in every state across the country. We stand ready to start deploying solar energy on the massive scale necessary to meet the urgent climate moment. We urge the Senate to complete its negotiations, pass the legislation and send the Build Back Better bill to President Biden for his signature.”
The Solar Energy Industries Association® (SEIA) is leading the transformation to a clean energy economy, creating the framework for solar to achieve 30% of U.S. electricity generation by 2030. SEIA works with its 1,000 member companies and other strategic partners to fight for policies that create jobs in every community and shape fair market rules that promote competition and the growth of reliable, low-cost solar power. Founded in 1974, SEIA is the national trade association for the solar and solar + storage industries, building a comprehensive vision for the Solar+ Decade through research, education and advocacy. Visit SEIA online at www.seia.org and follow @SEIA on Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.
Morgan Lyons, SEIA's Senior Communications Manager, [email protected] (202) 556-2872