Energy Sec. Granholm: Sen. Ossoff’s Solar Legislation is a “Game Changer”

Sen. Ossoff, Sec. Granholm travel across Georgia, highlight importance of historic investments in solar energy

Savannah, Ga. –– Today Georgia U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff and U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm traveled across Georgia to highlight the importance of historic investments in solar energy.

Sen. Ossoff and Sec. Granholm inspected the SeaPoint Industrial Terminal Complex in Savannah, a manufacturing and logistics hub that includes a 1-megawatt solar installation, and then hosted a roundtable with Savannah Mayor Van Johnson and leading solar energy officials on the urgent need to invest in solar energy.

A leading voice in the push for clean energy, Sen. Ossoff is working in the U.S. Senate to pass his Solar Energy Manufacturing for America Act, which willsupercharge solar production in the United States, create good-paying jobs in Georgia and nationwide, and help meet President Biden’s ambitious goal of having solar energy account for 40% of U.S. energy by 2035.

Sen. Ossoff has also introduced legislation to make rooftop solar panel installations and cutting-edge solar integrated roofing systems more affordable for homeowners and businesses.

“Georgia has it all. Georgia is poised to become the national leader in clean energy. That’s why I’ve introduced the solar manufacturing and solar roof legislation so that we create those solar manufacturing jobs in America and make it more affordable for Georgia families to put solar panels on their roofs,” said Sen. Ossoff.

“Sen. Ossoff’s great leadership in putting forward a tax credit for solar energy manufacturing in America –– that is second to none. [HisSolar Energy Manufacturing for America Act] is the game changer to be able to build out these supply chains in this whole solar industry in America,” said Sec. Granholm

Several roundtable participants praised Sen. Ossoff’s innovative solar initiatives as his Solar Energy Manufacturing for America Act continues to build momentum in Congress.

Last week, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), who chairs the powerful Senate Finance Committee with jurisdiction over clean energy tax legislation, strongly endorsed inclusion of Sen. Ossoff’s solar legislation in the upcoming reconciliation bill, calling it a “prerequisite” for dealing with climate change.

Sen. Ossoff and Sec. Granholm also inspected a biofuels facility in Soperton that is on the cutting-edge of sustainable aviation fuels and led a discussion with local Savannah leaders on the importance of investing in clean energy for minority communities.

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