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SEIA issues statement on Rick Perry’s Department of Energy confirmation

Rick Perry

Rick Perry speaking at the 2012 CPAC in Washington, D.C.
Photo: Creative Commons/Gage Skidmore

Former Texas Governor and “Dancing with the Stars” contestant Rick Perry was confirmed to lead the Department of Energy on Thursday.

He won the vote of all Republicans and 10 Democrats, but will he win over the solar industry?

SEIA issued the following positive statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, the president and CEO:

“As Governor of Texas, Incoming Secretary Perry clearly showed that he has an appreciation for renewable energy and infrastructure. We look forward to working with him and his staff to implement policies and programs that take advantage of the job-creating, economy-boosting opportunities that solar energy presents to all of America’s communities. Last year, solar was the largest new source of electricity capacity and now provides 260,000 Americans well-paying jobs.”

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