NJ State Senate Directs Public Utility Board to Serve More Low-Income Customers with Solar
Monday, Nov 16 2020
TRENTON, N.J. and WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the New Jersey State Senate passed the Clean Energy Equity Act.
Following is a statement from David Gahl, senior director of Northeast state affairs at the Solar Energy Industries Association on the bill:
“For too long lower income communities and communities of color haven’t fully experienced the benefits of clean, affordable electricity in New Jersey. The Clean Energy Equity Act sets state targets for serving more low-income customers and authorizes the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities to create solar programs to serve these customers. A significantly expanded community solar program, contemplated by the bill, will be a critical tool for providing clean energy access throughout New Jersey. This legislation is the key to creating a more robust system of equitable clean energy programs throughout the state.”
“We thank Senator Singleton for his leadership and urge the State Assembly to take the measure up and send it to Governor Murphy for his signature by the end of the year.”
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