Making clean energy more accessible is a win-win for Americans and our environment.
As Congress debates the infrastructure and reconciliation legislation, thousands of people continue to deal with the fallout from Hurricane Ida. One Louisiana woman's story casts light on how solar generation and storage enhances resilience. After Ida left more than 1 million people without power, Jenel Hazlett of New Orleans banked on her 36 solar panels, along with a battery storage unit tucked under her porch, to access her own energy even while the rest of the grid was offline.
Johanna Neumann, senior director of Environment America's campaign for 100% Renewable Energy, alerted the media to Jenel's story, which was covered by MSNBC.
"One of the most important things we can do to grow rooftop solar and in-home energy storage is for Congress to extend tax credits for those technologies, which will make it in reach for more American households," said Johanna.
Jenel's story of self-sufficiency in the face of extreme weather is just one reason we support extended and expanded federal clean energy tax credits.
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