Solar Legislation Update - Capitol Connection webinar
Renewable energy is now Michigan's cheapest and cleanest source of fuel, and solar energy is perhaps the most versatile. It can be scaled to fit our massive power grid, a community or a single home.
Bills with strong bipartisan support could bring more of this power to people—without utility company control. One bill would allow more houses to install solar on their properties and sell excess energy to the grid. Another would remove the red tape on community-powered solar that anyone could buy into, regardless of housing type.
Passing these bills seems like a no-brainer. They promote energy independence, consumer savings, clean air and climate resiliency. When utility companies fail to offer these perks, these bills allow the people to step in and generate it themselves.
Despite these solar bills having strong support from Republicans and Democrats in the House Energy Committee where they sit, Chairman Joe Bellino keeps them from moving. He's doing what utility companies want him to do: keep the power in their hands.
The Michigan Environmental Council and Vote Solar are among a coalition of organizations advocating for these bills to pass the committee and eventually the Legislature. Join Vote Solar's Midwest regional director John Delurey and the Environmental Council's energy & climate policy coordinator Abby Wallace during our next Capitol Connection webinar to learn more.
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