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SEIA Releases Statement on Biden's Infrastructure Plan

April 20, 2021
“President Biden’s infrastructure proposal is a significant step in meeting our collective clean energy goals," said SEIA President and CEO Abigail Ross Hopper in the press release.

President Biden recently unveiled his infrastructure package, which includes substantial policies encouraging clean energy, new transmission, incentives for American manufacturing jobs and workforce development. 

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) recently released a statement on Biden's plan from Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO: 

“President Biden’s infrastructure proposal is a significant step in meeting our collective clean energy goals. The plan creates jobs, spurs the economy, faces the climate crisis and advances environmental justice.

“The release of these critical infrastructure priorities is just the beginning of a long policymaking process over the coming weeks and months that will require continued focus and determination on the part of elected officials.

“The plan has a clear focus on domestic manufacturing, good jobs for all Americans and clean energy woven throughout. SEIA has offered proposals consistent with this plan that will help the economy build back better. Our industry stands ready to add hundreds of billions of dollars in investment and hundreds of thousands of jobs in all American communities.

“In line with the President’s emphasis on high-quality jobs, an upcoming jobs study will show that solar has a unionization rate of 10.3%, which is substantially more than previously estimated and higher than the economy-wide average. These union jobs, along with numerous other career-sustaining jobs in solar, offer another moment to prioritize equity and create opportunities in every community, regardless of zip code, including for fossil fuel workers who are looking to continue their careers in the energy sector.

“We look forward to working with the administration and bipartisan members of Congress to enact policies that generate the kind of economic growth and climate solutions we are all striving to achieve.”