8minute Solar Energy Issues Response to Supreme Court’s Decision on West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency

Today, 8minute Solar Energy Founder and CEO Dr. Tom Buttgenbach joined SEIA and the clean energy industry in expressing disappointment for the Supreme Court’s decision on West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency—a decision that will ultimately hinder the ability of the EPA to regulate harmful greenhouse gas emissions. Dr. Buttgenbach stressed the impact that this decision would have on the health of the environment and the American people, as well the country’s progress toward a clean energy economy.

Read Dr. Buttgenbach’s full statement on the Supreme Court’s decision here:

“Today’s Supreme Court decision in West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) undermines the EPA’s ability to regulate emissions that are harmful to the environment and the American people, and hinders the clean energy momentum that is so urgently needed to address the climate crisis and power our economy. GHG emissions have clear health and economic effects that a well-functioning market should account for. Stripping the agency of this power is a major setback to ​our health and economy. ​Despite this, 8minute remains steadfast in our commitment to advancing a clean energy future by continuing to provide reliable, low-cost and emissions-free energy to millions of Americans.”



As a record-breaking, unrivaled technology leader, 8minute Solar Energy (8minute) is championing the clean energy transition in the United States and shaping the future of energy through its next generation of smart solar power plants. Since its founding in 2009, 8minute has successfully put 2 GW of solar projects in operation and currently has over 18 GW of solar and 24 GWh of energy storage projects under development. By prioritizing technology and engineering innovation, 8minute’s best-in-class team has continued to set new industry records: developing the largest solar plant in the nation starting in 2011, delivering the first operational solar plant in the U.S. to beat fossil fuel prices in 2016, and securing a deal to deliver solar with storage at record-low prices in 2019. Now one of the largest solar developers in the country with an established track record of delivering above-market profitability, 8minute’s relentless pursuit of smart energy generation is unlocking growth and expanding access to affordable and reliable clean energy. For more information, visit www.8minute.com, and follow 8minute on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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