Groups Urge State to Reconsider New Solar Rules

Fred Bever, MPBN

Emily Green, a lawyer with the Conservation Law Foundation, says the new policy will make it harder to recoup the big upfront investment the technology requires, and runs afoul of existing law that puts a premium on increasing solar build-out in the state. She also says it will end up costing all energy considers more over time.

“Our assessment is that the commission’s approach will convert a beneficial clean energy program, one that is designed to ensure much-needed growth in Maine’s solar market, to one that actually harms Maine consumers and businesses,” she says.

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