SEIA Statement on the 2018 Farm Bill Conference Report
Tuesday, Dec 11 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following is a statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), on today's release of the 2018 Farm Bill conference report:
"We're pleased to see continued bipartisan support for the Rural Energy for America Program, which enables the spread of renewable energy and energy efficiency improvements throughout America's heartland. This USDA program finances projects in every state, helping entrepreneurs in rural communities reduce their energy costs.
“Solar power is an affordable, clean, job-producing solution that America's farmers and small businesses can greatly benefit from. We urge Congress to pass this important legislation before the end of the year."
Celebrating its 44th anniversary in 2018, the Solar Energy Industries Association® is the national trade association of the U.S. solar energy industry, which now employs more than 250,000 Americans. Through advocacy and education, SEIA® is building a strong solar industry to power America. SEIA works with its 1,000 member companies to build jobs and diversity, champion the use of cost-competitive solar in America, remove market barriers and educate the public on the benefits of solar energy. Visit SEIA online at www.seia.org.
Alex Hobson, SEIA's Director of External Communications, [email protected] (202) 556-2886