Climate Bill Presents Opportunity for Mass. to Continue its Clean Energy Leadership
Friday, Apr 08 2022
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Lawmakers in the Massachusetts Senate introduced sweeping climate legislation this week that contains several critical provisions for solar development in the Commonwealth.
Following is a statement by David Gahl, senior director of state affairs, Northeast, for the Solar Energy Industries Association:
“This is an encouraging first step for much-needed climate legislation in Massachusetts, and we’re glad to see the Senate include key provisions for solar deployment in the bill. In addition to expanded exemptions to the state’s solar net metering cap, the bill requires the Department of Energy Resources (DOER) to recommend the design of a successor to the current SMART program with compensation based on the immense value that solar brings to the electric grid.
“Massachusetts has an opportunity to continue to lead the nation on climate and clean energy. We look forward to working with lawmakers in both chambers on a final bill that supports a strong solar industry in the Commonwealth.”
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Morgan Lyons, SEIA's Director of Communications, [email protected] (202) 556-2872