House Passes Clean Energy Reform, Including Rep. Lee’s Provision to Support Residential Clean Energy Systems
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Susie Lee (Nev.-03) helped pass the Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act, which would make long-overdue reforms to U.S. energy policy and authorize major investments in the transition to a low-carbon future.
Included in this bill is an amendment that is similar to legislation introduced by Rep. Lee, which would help improve and streamline permitting processes for residential clean energy systems. These systems include rooftop solar, small wind power, residential battery storage, hydrogen fuel cells, and level two electric vehicle charging.
“As our country reels from the devastation caused by the pandemic and natural disasters, particularly the fires out West, it’s clear we should not have to choose between economic growth and protecting our planet,” said Rep. Lee. “It’s long past time to address climate change, and this bill gets America back on track by reducing our carbon footprint and making a long-term investment in clean energy. My bill, which simplifies solar energy permitting, was included in this package. As a result, more households and businesses will be able to access affordable opportunities to make the switch to solar. Southern Nevada has led the way in solar energy development and installation, and I’m going to make sure that continues.”