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Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Solar Industry Letter Secretary Raimondo Requesting Negative Preliminary Determination in Auxin Tariff Investigation

On behalf of the U.S. solar industry, SEIA submitted a letter to U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, articulating strong opposition to the department's investigation into solar tariffs requested by Auxin Solar, and urging the Secretary to make a swift negative preliminary determination in the investigation. 

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2022

Tariff Case Cuts Solar Deployment Forecasts Nearly in Half, 100,000 Jobs at Risk

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Solar installation forecasts for 2022 and 2023 are being cut by 46% due to the Biden administration’s circumvention case against solar imports from Southeast Asia. According to new analysis by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the case will result in a drop of 24 gigawatts (GW) of planned solar capacity over the next two years, which is more solar than the industry installed in all of 2021.

Friday, Apr 22, 2022

Earth Day 2022: America’s Clean Energy Progress Under Threat

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.

Tuesday, Apr 19, 2022

“This is Wreaking Havoc on our Business”: Companies Share Stories About the Impact of the Auxin Tariff Petition

In a bewildering act that runs counter to President Biden’s climate goals, the U.S. Department of Commerce is investigating whether to impose another set of tariffs on the solar industry. The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) conducted an industry-wide survey to measure the catastrophic impacts of the Commerce Department’s decision. To date, more than 600 clean energy companies from across the country shared heartbreaking stories about their new reality as this investigation ripples across the industry and looms over their lives. 

Tuesday, Apr 19, 2022

White House Takes a Step in the Right Direction with Final NEPA Rule

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) released a final rule today which strengthens environmental reviews of infrastructure, including solar and transmission projects on federal lands, under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The rule largely returns CEQ’s regulations to the pre-2020 status quo, and will aid in the development of renewable energy projects by again requiring agencies to consider indirect and cumulative effects of federal decision-making, including climate impacts.

Friday, Apr 15, 2022

Join SEIA At Secure Renewables ’22: Securing the Path to Net Zero

A first-of-its-kind conference, Secure Renewables ’22, will examine how to ensure solar is the most reliable and secure technology on the grid as it rises to become one of the U.S.’ main energy resources in the next decade. Hosted by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) in partnership with Idaho National Lab (INL), join us April 20-21 in San Antonio – registration is still open. 

Tuesday, Apr 05, 2022

Impact of the Auxin Solar Tariff Investigation

SEIA is conducting an industry-wide company survey regarding the impact of the Auxin Solar tariff petition on solar imports from Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia. This data will updated periodically as new survey responses come in. 

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2022

Manufacturers Urge Congress to Pass Clean Energy Tax Incentives to Boost U.S. Production

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today over 100 manufacturers and producers sent a letter to President Biden, Leader Schumer, Speaker Pelosi, and committee chairs stating their strong support for long-term clean energy tax incentives in federal budget reconciliation legislation.

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2022

U.S. Solar Manufacturing Poised for Boom if Energy Tax Incentives Move Ahead

It’s well documented that clean energy tax incentives can launch massive private investment. It has also become clear that these incentives will transform U.S. solar manufacturing — putting us well on our way to achieving the Solar Energy Industries Association’s (SEIA’s) goal of 50 GW of domestic solar manufacturing capacity. This will only happen, however, if we seize the energy tax investment opportunity before us. 

Monday, Mar 28, 2022

Commerce Department Decision Imperils U.S. Clean Energy Progress

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the U.S. Department of Commerce initiated an investigation for circumvention tariffs on solar products from Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. This decision comes just four months after the agency rejected a similar petition that increased solar prices and threatened the livelihoods of tens of thousands of workers.

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