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Supply Chain Woes Call Attention to Solar Manufacturing Possibilities


Recently, Senator Jon Ossoff (D-GA) introduced the Solar Energy Manufacturing for America Act alongside Senators Reverend Raphael Warnock (D-GA), Michael Bennet (D-CO), and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI). This commonsense legislation will provide tax credits for American manufacturers at every stage of the solar manufacturing supply chain, from polysilicon to solar cells to fully assembled solar modules.

In support of Senator Ossoff’s proposal and the effort to reach 100 GW of annual renewable energy manufacturing capacity, SEIA announced a new target of 50 GW of annual domestic production capacity by 2030, a ten-fold increase from where we are today.This ambitious goal aims to dramatically ramp up American solar manufacturing capacity which would cover all key elements of a solar energy system, including polysilicon, ingots and wafers, cells and modules, racking and trackers and inverters. Read more here.

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Climate change is no longer other worldly, and inaction is no longer an option, USA Today Editorial Our View: Heat dome killed hundreds in the Pacific Northwest as global temperatures rise. Biden infrastructure bill is a good start to protect America.



Gridlock in transmission queues spotlights need for FERC action on planning, Utility Dive
Generation interconnects to transmission through queues managed by the seven regional transmission and independent system operators (RTO/ISOs) and utility transmission owners. And capacity in those queues “is growing year-over-year,” according to an analysis by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) of an estimated 85% of U.S. electricity load at the end of 2020.

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Bipartisan approach on climate change picks up steam as four members join caucus

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – The addition of four members to the House Climate Solutions Caucus is an indication that momentum is gathering in Congress for a bipartisan approach to address climate change, Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) said Tuesday.

Maintaining the caucus protocol of party balance, two Republicans joined with two Democrats this week. The new members are Rep. Mark Sanford (R-SC), Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI), Rep. Dan Donovan (R-NY) and Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D-CT).

“We’re approaching the critical mass needed to introduce meaningful, bipartisan legislation to bring down greenhouse gas emissions,” said CCL Executive Director Mark Reynolds. “We’re particularly excited about the addition of Mark Sanford, the first Republican on the caucus from the Deep South.” Read the entire news release here, which includes statements from the four new members.