Call State House Speaker Robert DeLeo and Representative Thomas Golden to tell them supporting solar energy means eliminating the net metering cap, ensuring power sold back to the grid is fairly compensated, and making sure there is no mandatory fee for producing solar energy. Then ask your Massachusetts House Representative to be bolder than ever before.
Rep Robert DeLeo
Dear Representative Story,
I am urgently concerned about climate change.This is the defining issue on which future generations will judge us. Therefore I urge you to be bold in fighting for real solutions to stop climate change. We look to you for your leadership on keeping the solar industry growing in the Commonwealth.
The growth of solar electricity in Massachusetts is threatened by H.3854, which would:
- Slap a new mandatory minimum charge on solar
- Raise the net metering cap only 2% (reached by summer 2016)
- Slash net metering reimbursement by 75% for sizeable projects (such as municipal and community shared solar).
A fair price on carbon would make solar and other renewables even more financially viable. It’s time to break free of fossil fuels. Renewables are ready and while we bring them in, we can use other short term solutions like demand management, which the Supreme Court has given the green light to FERC to promote.
Thank you Representative Story for so many excellent years of service. We wish you all the best in your upcoming retirement and hope that your successor will do you proud, especially where climate is concerned.
Representative Ellen Story can be reached at:
The State House:
Still here? Are you looking for an in-person action?Take your family on an outing to Greenfield andprotest the Berkshire Gas imposed moratoriumMonday, February 15th. We’re joining other groups in a walk and picket.
You can also join the walk starting at 10 from GCC that will arrive at the BG office at about 11:30.
Please RSVP to Hattie Nestel at 978.790.3074or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For further information, go to www.hattienestel.com.
Go here to read more background from Climate Action Now on solar legislation in MA.
Visit our Mothers Out Front webpage for details about other ways to join us in person and online.
Your Community Organizing Team
Mothers Out Front – Pioneer Valley