NewEnergyNews: SUN CUTS ALEC OFF

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    Thursday, December 06, 2012

    SUN CUTS ALEC OFF

    SEIA Cuts Ties With Controversial Anti-RPS Legislative Group

    4 December 2012 (Solar Industry)

    “As the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) ramps up its efforts to reverse state-level renewable portfolio standards (RPS), the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) will no longer be a member.

    “ALEC, which describes itself on its website as a coalition of elected officials and private-sector members working to advance ‘fundamental principles of free-market enterprise, limited government, and federalism,’ recently partnered with climate-change skeptic group Heartland Institute to make the case that RPS mandates are economically harmful to states.”

    “Rhone Resch, president and CEO of SEIA, initially told the Washington Post that group intended to remain a part of ALEC, in spite of a difference of opinion over RPS' costs and benefits…Many solar sector executives questioned SEIA's membership in ALEC, especially given its newly expanded pushback against a critical component of pro-solar policy.

    “In a Nov. 30 blog post, the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) publicly wondered whether SEIA - as well as its wind energy industry counterpart, the American Wind Energy Association - would follow Proctor & Gamble, Coca-Cola and other high-profile companies in leaving the group…As it turns out, the day before EDF posted its article, SEIA had announced it was formally parting ways with ALEC…”

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