Climate Action Now is calling on our elected state officials to take bold and decisive action by supporting a solar net metering bill that promotes jobs, increases tax revenue, and encourages renewable energy production in Massachusetts. The bills being considered in conference committee right now will severely limit the growth of solar energy. They are especially unfair to low-income residents and municipalities because larger projects like those for apartment buildings, community solar, and municipalities stand far less chance of ever being built.
These bills would crush a thriving solar industry, which employs 15,000 people in the state and adds about 3,000 new jobs per year. Our state has been a leader in solar, and we need to continue to encourage its growth. Go here to read a statement by Climate Action Now on this issue. As part of the Mass Power Forward Coalition we urge you to take action now by going here to send a message to your state legislators.
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