The Securing America’s Energy Independence Act (SAEI)(H.R. 550, S. 590) currently has 54 cosponsors in the House and 13 in the Senate. To see the current list of cosponsors, go here. But for the bill to become law, it needs help! To help, copy and paste the text below into an email to your colleagues, family and friends.
Re: Ask Congress to Support Solar Energy!
Dear colleagues and friends,
With clean energy becoming a central issue for the Congress and our country, we have the biggest opportunity yet to jumpstart solar – but we need your help to make it happen. The newly introduced "Securing America's Energy Independence Act" is the largest, most important solar energy legislation ever introduced in this country.
The bi-partisan legislation (introduced in the House as HR. 550 and the Senate as S. 590) would make America's energy future a lot brighter by making solar energy more affordable across the country. In many states, solar would be cheaper than buying electricity from the grid.
Specifically, the bill extends the 30% federal solar investment tax credit (currently set to expire at the end of 2008) for another 8 years, modifies the photovoltaics incentive to $1500 per half-kW of capacity and removes the $2000 residential cap.
Solar energy has the potential to provide much of the electricity our country needs. Temporary financial incentives are necessary to build economies of scale—and extending the tax credits over a longer period gives the solar industry the market certainty necessary to make long-term investments.
Use the link below to email your elected representatives, tell them how important building a clean, renewable energy future is to you, and ask them to co-sponsor the "Securing America's Energy Independence Act.”
Please forward this email on to family, friends and colleagues who support solar energy development in the United States.