5,000 signatures reached
To: Dear Governor Cuomo, Mr. Richard Kauffman, and New York Public Service Commissioners
Don’t Limit Solar Choice in New York!
We support your Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) initiative goals of building a cleaner, more resilient energy system and giving New Yorkers greater choice over how we manage and consume electricity. As you move forward with this transformation, we urge you to maintain the existing net metering program so that New York families, schools and businesses can continue to invest with confidence in solar power to meet their own electricity needs.
Please preserve full, fair credit for local solar power.
Why is this important?
New York’s solar future is at risk. Devoted advocates like you have to show New York's key decision-makers (Governor Cuomo, The Public Service Commission, and the Chairman of Energy & Finance, Richard Kauffman) that you support solar jobs and customer choice in New York.
Last year, New York added more than 2,000 solar jobs across the state. So why would we limit job growth by cutting the fundamental solar policy, net energy metering (NEM)?
NEM is the keystone policy that allows for the fair accounting of energy a solar customer delivers to the grid. NEM allows utility companies to purchase the excess power produced by solar systems, and sell that energy to other customers. A rooftop solar market and local solar jobs cannot and do not exist in states that do not have stable net metering policies
The Public Service Commission is scheduled to release their latest version of Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) on July 1, 2015. REV considers a range of energy and solar policies for the state. We must ensure New York maintains the existing NEM program so that New York families, schools and businesses can continue to invest with confidence in solar power to meet their own electricity needs.
Sign the petition today, and help us reach our goal of 5,000 signatures in support of NEM by July 1.