Earth Day 2021 and Earth Day 2022 couldn’t be more different. In 2021, the Biden administration announced its Build Back Better agenda and its plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030. This year, while legislation is stalled, the very same administration imperiled its goal with an investigation that will not only impede solar and storage growth, but cause the United States to go backward on its climate goals.
Each year, the NonProfit Times honors the 50 best nonprofits and associations operating across the United States. Today, the NonProfit Times named the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) to its annual Best Nonprofits To Work For list, ranking SEIA 9th for its strong support of employees and its commitment to fostering a positive, supportive workplace culture during the pandemic and beyond.
The quarterly SEIA/Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables U.S. Solar Market Insight report shows the major trends in the U.S. solar industry. Learn more about the U.S. Solar Market Insight Report. Released March 10, 2022.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following is a statement by Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), on President Biden’s State of the Union address: “President Biden rightly emphasized the threat of climate change and the need to rapidly deploy clean energy in tonight’s State of the Union address. We agree with the President that it is past time to develop and rely more on our own resources to power the American economy. We have the capacity.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) announced today that it has hired solar veteran Erika Symmonds as vice president of equity and workforce development. In this role, Erika will design and oversee programs to ensure that the solar workforce is ready to meet the challenges of the Solar + Decade, and that the industry’s workforce reflects the diversity and richness of our nation.
Clean energy can be a powerful tool in combatting environmental injustices, and SEIA and its allies are pushing for smart policies that equitably grow the clean energy economy. This fact sheet covers the key provisions in the Build Back Better Act that can help to accelerate a just transition to a clean economy, provide economic wellbeing for frontline communities, and deliver a healthy and prosperous future.
As Congress considers historic investments in clean energy policies, they have an unprecedented opportunity to push for bold public policies that benefit Americans in every zip code. To highlight the critical role environmental justice plays in climate and energy policy discussions, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) teamed up with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and Solar United Neighbors (SUN) to meet with 14 members of Congress on this important topic.
Black entrepreneurs and leaders are finding success in the solar industry, and this Black History Month, SEIA is celebrating their work and highlighting the opportunity we have diversify our supply chain and invest in Black- and minority-owned businesses.
CHICAGO and WASHINGTON, D.C.— Five months after the passage of Illinois’ landmark clean energy law, solar businesses have installed enough renewable energy to power 30,000 homes and are building a more diverse workforce with the help of job training programs. Data collected by the solar industry found 2022 is on track to be one of the biggest years for solar energy in Illinois’ history.