Connecticut officials, solar industry executives support Biden’s latest energy-related executive orders

Biden announced on June 5 that he was signing executive orders designed to make the procurement of solar energy components easier and more affordable. His orders also authorized the use of the Defense Production Act to speed U.S.-based manufacturing of equipment like solar panel components, energy-efficient heat pumps and fuel cells. Katie Dykes, commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, said the solar industry “is the fastest growing area of employment in our energy sector.” The solar energy industry in Connecticut employs 2,126 people, according to data from The Solar Energy Industries Association, a Washington, D.C. There are 135 solar companies in the doing business in Connecticut including 54 installers and developer and 27 manufacturers of solar components.

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