On July 23rd a group of 7 Senators, led by Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina, sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, urging him to include policies that support clean energy in upcoming COVID-19 recovery legislation.
In their letter, these Senators, most of whom are up for re-election this year, stated that “continuing to scale up the clean energy sector would grow jobs, support U.S. energy independence, economic resilience, and will be essential for global competitiveness.”
This critical support comes on the heels of other key indicators of the bipartisan appeal of solar energy. At the end of June, a letter led by Representatives Paul Cook (D-CA08) and Jimmy Panetta (R-CA20), with 48 other members of the House evenly split between the parties, was delivered to Congressional leadership. Earlier this week, the U.S. Climate Alliance, a bipartisan group of 24 Governors, sent a letter to Congress that called for modifications to the investment tax credit to spur growth in the solar industry.
SEIA is advocating for policies that support solar companies through the COVID-19 crisis, and position the clean energy industry to lead the U.S. out of this economic recession. If you want to tell the Tell Congress to #RebuildBetter with Solar Energy click here: https://actnow.io/kSI2Hxa.