Bill to Protect Solar Energy Wins Approval from Maine Legislature


Bill upholds policy making solar more affordable and accessible

June 28, 2017 (PORTLAND, ME) – Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) released the following statement today in response to the Maine Legislature’s passage of a bill designed to support the growth of solar power across the state. The bill, LD 1504, overturns the decision by the Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to cut net metering programs and ensures continued compensation for solar energy producers.

“When the PUC tried to gut solar energy programs across our state, it did so in direct defiance of public opinion and economic opportunity,” said CLF attorney Emily Green. “Today, the state legislature stood on the side of all Mainers and righted this wrong. Good solar policy creates jobs, lowers energy prices, and protects our air and water, and we thank all those who fought for progress and today prevailed.”

A copy of the bill can be found here.

CLF experts are available for further comment.

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