Solar supporters put a stop to anti-solar bill in California

With more than a million solar roofs across the state, California shouldn’t walk back incentives promised to homeowners who have installed or want to install solar roofs. 

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Mary Katherine Moore
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Author: Mary Katherine Moore

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B.A., magna cum laude, Boston University

Mary Katherine creates print and digital content with the Creative Team for The Public Interest Network, with a focus on Environment America and its state affiliates. Mary Katherine lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she enjoys reading, running, baking and hiking.

With more than a million solar roofs across the state, California shouldn’t walk back incentives promised to homeowners who have installed or want to install solar roofs. 

On June 2, a bill that would stall the growth of rooftop solar in California died in the state Assembly. After the bill’s filing, Environment California led environmental opposition to the bill, mobilizing thousands of constituents to oppose the plan that would have reduced solar incentives and awarded utility companies outsized power to raise consumers’ electricity rates.

“California is a beautiful, sunny state with some of the best solar potential in the world,” said Environment California State Director Laura Deehan. “With so much at stake, it made no sense to slow down rooftop solar.”

While Environment California applauds the end of AB 1139, our work to save rooftop solar continues as the California Public Utilities Commission debates the future of solar incentives. 

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Photo: Environment California State Director Laura Deehan gathered with solar advocates outside of the state Capitol to rally opposition to the legislative attack on solar. Credit: Staff

Mary Katherine Moore
Content Creator

Author: Mary Katherine Moore

Content Creator

Started on staff: 2020
B.A., magna cum laude, Boston University

Mary Katherine creates print and digital content with the Creative Team for The Public Interest Network, with a focus on Environment America and its state affiliates. Mary Katherine lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she enjoys reading, running, baking and hiking.