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AriSEIA's News You Can Use
July 16, 2020
Solar Industry Updates
Solar Industry Urges Congress to #RebuildBetter

On Monday, nearly 650 companies sent a letter to Congress urging them to support legislation that deploys clean energy to help rebuild the U.S. economy.  Click here to learn more.

Get Involved: 
The solar industry has lost over 72,000 workers as a direct result of COVID-19, but smart clean energy polices can help our nation #RebuildStronger. If you haven’t yet, we encourage you to sign SEIA’s letter to our nation’s leaders in support of policies that will help save jobs and support solar businesses. Please check out the most recent fact sheet , and urge our leaders to take policy action . Click here for more ways to get involved.
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AriSEIA Updates
Help Us Welcome AriSEIA's Newest Member! 
AriSEIA is happy to welcome new member, McKinstry! Click here to learn more about our newest member, and visit www.ariseia.org/join to join us and other leaders in our state to help advance solar and storage in sunny Arizona!
Election Reminder:
Many important seats will be determined in this year's primaries. To learn about each candidate, visit the Arizona Secretary of State website for information on  federal ,   state , and   legislative  candidates. 

Important Dates for Arizona Primary Election:

  • Early voting started: July 8, 2020
  • Last day to request an absentee ballot: July 24, 2020
  • Last day to request a mail-in ballot: July 24, 2020
  • Last day to mail in early ballots: July 29, 2020
  • Last day to vote early in person: July 31, 2020
  • Election Day: August 4, 2020 (voters who do not mail back their ballot by the July 29, 2020 deadline have until 7:00 pm on Election Day to drop of their ballot at their Country Recorder’s Office or any ballot drop-box or voting location in the county)

APS General Rate Case:
AriSEIA is still looking for members to join our APS General Rate Case Steering Committee! If you're interested, please contact Court Rich with any questions.

AriSEIA Member Toolkit:
If you are an AriSEIA member and have not received the Member Toolkit, please contact Stacey to request the link. The toolkit contains assets you can use to promote your involvement in the organization, share the work we're doing, invite others to join, and more. The toolkit also includes important links and information for members, like details on dues and our referral plan. Thanks for helping us advance solar + energy storage in sunny Arizona!
Notable Dates:
  • August 4 - Arizona Primary Election Day

  • August 5 & 6 - ACC Open Meeting

  • October 21 & 22 - North America Smart Energy Week. Learn more here.
Local and National Updates
House advances budget that would fund much of infrastructure bill
The House Appropriations Committee approved funding for a number of important environmental programs Friday as part of the FY21 funding bill for the EPA and DOI. The Act contains key solar and storage legislation that the solar industry has lobbied for in the midst of COVID-19, including an extension of the ITC, a direct pay option and a new ITC for storage.
Discriminatory rooftop solar charges may violate antitrust law
The U.S. Department of Justice has argued that in Arizona, a utility’s discriminatory charges for rooftop solar owners can be “unlawful.” The Center for Biological Diversity also supported the four rooftop solar owners whose lawsuit has progressed, arguing the legal significance of Arizona’s renewables goals.
Nearly 650 solar companies sign letter to Congress supporting solar COVID-19 recovery legislation
Nearly 650 solar companies sent a letter to Congress on July 13 galvanizing support for legislation that deploys clean energy to help rebuild the U.S. economy.
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Become an AriSEIA Member or Renew Today!
Now is the perfect time to renew or become an AriSEIA member! AriSEIA membership comes with various benefits, including access to industry resources and events, visibility and promotion for your organization, opportunities to participate in innovative policy efforts, and so much more.

If you are already a member and want to renew, click here . If you are not yet a member, click here to learn more about our membership levels and how you can join us in advancing solar and storage in sunny Arizona! To become a member, join online or contact us .

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