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To: Governor Charlie Baker, Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo and Senate President Stan Rosenberg
Don't Let the Sun Set on MA Solar
Solar is employing thousands of local workers, building stronger and healthier communities, and reducing electricity costs.
Please keep solar working for Massachusetts by raising the caps on net metering, which gives solar customers fair credit for the electricity they generate, immediately.
Why is this important?
We have just one month to get Massachusetts solar back on track before lawmakers leave Boston for more than a month of summer break ... or risk slamming the brakes on the state’s clean energy success story. To see action this quickly, it will take leadership from the top. Tell the Commonwealth's leaders Governor Charlie Baker, Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo and Senate President Stan Rosenberg that the time for solar action is now!
Massachusetts is one of our nation’s solar leaders with enough installed to power more than 120,000 homes and support the second largest solar workforce in the U.S. Now that’s at risk, due to an unnecessary cap on net metering. Net metering is a successful policy that makes sure solar customers get full credit on their utility bills for the valuable clean electricity they deliver to the grid, after subtracting the energy they use. Many parts of the state have already hit the program cap, bringing planned solar projects in more than 170 communities to a standstill – and the rest of the state is not far behind. We need action from state leaders now so that Massachusetts solar can keep shining.
Governor Baker says he supports solar power, but so far his Administration has been repeating the electric utilities' anti-solar claims and has opposed immediate action to address this arbitrary barrier to continued solar growth. We need to change his mind, and we need to do it fast.
How it will be delivered
We will be delivering this petition to the Governor's, Speaker's and Senate President's offices in Boston along with solar workers, grassroots activists and partners at organizations like Environment Massachusetts and Clean Water Action.