Sunnova released the following statement urging the U.S. Senate to also include support for the solar industry in the current spending package, not just the oil and gas industry.
Speaking on the company’s behalf, Sunnova’s CEO William J. (John) Berger, made the following statement:
“The solar industry is an integral component of the U.S. energy industry, employing more than 250,000 people and comprising over 40% of new energy capacity additions last year alone. We are not only a significant driver for the economy, but we also provide critical infrastructure and services by installing and maintaining cleaner and resilient energy for millions of homes across the country. As Congress grapples with the demands of an economy in crisis, we urge them to put the entire energy industry front and center to not only help limit job loss but to also ensure that Americans do not see any interruptions in their energy services.
“The Senate’s current spending package falls short of offering the support needed by the entire energy industry by focusing only on one specific part of the sector — oil and gas. The current draft includes billions of dollars in loans for the oil and gas industry. While we believe that the oil and gas industry should receive the support it needs in these trying times, we remind our elected representatives that oil and gas is not the only part of the sector that is struggling with our new reality. Therefore, we call on our representatives to include support for the solar industry in the current spending package that is being reviewed in order to keep job losses to a minimum, give consumers access to resilient energy options and ensure that we do not fall behind in our efforts to move our country towards cleaner and more resilient energy sources as a part of the world-wide energy transition.”
News item from Sunnova