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Jul 20

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MDV-SEIA to SCC: Deploy Energy Storage in a Way That Provides the Greatest Benefits and Savings for the Commonwealth 

For Immediate Release MDV-SEIA to SCC: Energy Storage Must Maximize Savings to Ratepayers  WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 29, 2020 As the State Corporation Commission (SCC) implements Virginia’s landmark clean energy legislation, the Virginia Clean Economy Act (VCEA), it solicits input on how best to deploy storage resources, like ...

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Jul 20

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Solar Energy Deployment is Essential to Our Economy’s Resiliency

The global pandemic and the ensuing economic crisis have highlighted many vulnerabilities and areas in need of reform across our economy and society. With this has come an opportunity to re-evaluate and build the future that we desperately need and one that we all deserve. As we look forward and begin developing strategies for ...

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Jun 20

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Reports: Solar Energy Can Provide Steady Revenue, Jobs for 29,000 Virginians During Pandemic Recovery

RICHMOND – Two studies reveal solar energy may provide a key to restoring Virginia’s economy in the wake of the pandemic. In fact, the latest report indicates that up 29,000 jobs would be created from planned solar projects in Virginia from small scale rooftop solar alone. Mangum Economics, a Richmond-based analysis firm, and ...

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Feb 19

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Amidst Policy Uncertainty, Maryland Solar Workforce Drops 15%

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WASHINGTON D.C. – The Maryland solar industry lost over 800 solar jobs in 2018, shrinking the state workforce to 4,515 people. The survey data was released Tuesday by the Solar Foundation, a non-profit organization based in Washington DC. 2018 was the second year in a row Maryland solar jobs declined. The ...

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Dec 18

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MDV-SEIA Commends Passage of D.C.’s 100% Renewable Energy Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the D.C. City Council unanimously voted in favor of the Clean Energy DC Omnibus Amendment Act of 2018, securing a historic win for renewable energy and making the District a model for the rest of the country. The bill establishes a 100% renewable energy target by 2032 with […]

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Dec 18

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Md. Clean energy jobs act a priority in 2019

This piece by Senator Brian Feldman and Delegate Cheryl Glenn was originally published in the Baltimore Sun. As we enter the 2019 legislative session, Maryland is poised to become a national hub for the new clean energy economy. By passing the proposed Maryland Clean Energy Jobs Act, or “MCEJA,” in 2019, Maryland will see tens ...

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Nov 18

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Why Cities Should Embrace Solar

Last month we saw two rousing rounds of testimony at the Transportation and Environment and Business and Economic Development Committees of the DC Council on the Clean Energy DC Omnibus Amendment Act of 2018. The bill proposes a 100% Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) by 2032 with a 10% solar carve-out by 2041. The legislation is ...

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Nov 18

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Public Service Commission Completes Estimate Value of Solar to Maryland

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WASHINGTON, D.C. – A recent report from the Public Service Commission found solar energy can provide Maryland $1.39 billion in labor revenue and over 13,800 direct jobs by 2028. The Maryland-DC-Delaware-Virginia Solar Energy Industries Association (MDV-SEIA) found the report provides an essential analysis ...

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Nov 18

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MDV-SEIA Presents 7 Solar Industry Leadership Awards at Solar Focus 2018

On Wednesday October 31st, MDV-SEIA hosted the annual Solar Focus Awards Luncheon, an event recognizing outstanding leadership in the solar industry. The event began with a keynote address by Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali, Senior Vice President of Climate, Environmental Justice & Community Revitalization at the Hip Hop Caucus. Dr. Ali ...

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Oct 18

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Solar industry shows there is power in numbers at the Clean Energy DC Bill Hearing

On Tuesday, October 9th MDV-SEIA provided testimony for the Clean Energy DC Omnibus Amendment Act of 2018 (B22-904) before the Transportation and the Environment Committee. The legislation seeks to increase the District’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) from 50% to 100% by 2032, while maintaining the current solar carve-out of ...

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