Governor Baker: Don’t Let the Sun Set on Massachusetts Solar!
We are running out of time to get Massachusetts solar back on track before lawmakers leave Boston for their 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 Governor Charlie Baker 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.
The Senate just unanimously passed a bill to raise the net metering cap, but now we need the House of Representatives to do the same. Urge Governor Baker to show leadership and work with lawmakers to remove this arbitrary barrier to continued solar growth.
Dear Governor Charlie Baker,
Solar is employing thousands of local workers, building stronger and healthier communities, and reducing electricity costs.
Please keep solar working for Massachusetts by acting quickly to raise the caps on net metering.