“When it comes to fighting climate change – a grave environmental and national security threat – it’s critically important for the United States to lead by example. The Clean Power Plan does exactly that and should be upheld on its merits.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit is holding a hearing today on the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan. Following is a statement from Tom Kimbis, interim president of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), on the proceedings:
"Forward-looking leaders in the private sector and in state government agencies are already moving forward with initiatives and policies to advance a clean energy economy. And with clean energy costs continuing to come down, hitting the plan's goals is both achievable and affordable. The solar industry stands ready to help states achieve an optimal long-term strategy that brings much-needed jobs to America's workers and cleaner air and water to America's families.
"With sixty nations already signatories to the Paris climate accord, America can show strong leadership in this global crisis through the Clean Power Plan. We expect that the court will correctly determine that the EPA has acted well within its authority under the Clean Air Act and look forward to its decision ultimately upholding this critical rule."
Celebrating its 42nd anniversary in 2016, the Solar Energy Industries Association® is the national trade association of the U.S. solar energy industry. Through advocacy and education, SEIA® is building a strong solar industry to power America. As the voice of the industry, SEIA works with its 1,000 member companies to champion the use of clean, affordable solar in America by expanding markets, removing market barriers, strengthening the industry and educating the public on the benefits of solar energy. Visit SEIA online at www.seia.org.