Policy Alert: New Solar Bill Needs You!
Solar energy has been called ‘the cleanest energy imaginable’ and is an increasingly important energy resource for our state, especially as we consider ways to grow the economy and reduce carbon emissions. In 2005 the Renewable Energy Cost Recovery program was created to that end and it has been a success, creating hundreds of jobs while adding 40 megawatts of solar generation to the electric grid.
These incentives are being redesigned and renewed with the goal of reducing the cost to state taxpayers while still encouraging further adoption of this technology.
I urge you to pass sensible legislation that will accomplish these goals; it is a win-win for our state’s economy and ecology.