Environment and Public Works Committee passes bill with strong solar provisions

WASHINGTON, DC – Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) President and CEO Rhone Resch today released the following statement on Senate Environment and Public Works Committee passage of the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act (S. 1733):

“Chairman Boxer and Senator Kerry should be commended for their leadership in moving clean energy legislation forward in the Senate. According to recent independent polling, 92 percent of the American public supports developing and using clean, reliable solar energy. This bill would send a clear signal to the market that emitting carbon has a price and that clean, renewable energy such as solar carries a premium.

“We look forward to working with the Senate to continue making improvements to this legislation that will help restore America as the world leader in solar energy.”


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Established in 1974, the Solar Energy Industries Association is the national trade association of solar energy industry. As the voice of the industry, SEIA works to make solar a mainstream and significant energy source by expanding markets, removing market barriers, strengthening the industry and educating the public on the benefits of solar energy.  Learn more at 

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