[act-ma] How to Help Make the Future Bright for Solar in Massachusetts

George Mokray gmoke at world.std.com
Sun Dec 7 21:13:58 PST 2014

Boston Area Solar Energy Association
Forum: Thursday, December 11th, 2014    
How to Help Make the Future Bright for Solar in Massachusetts   
How does one influence solar power policy?

- Engage in the "Net Metering and Solar Task Force" Public Process and express support to continue strong, innovative policies that have led to clean energy job growth of 47% in Massachusetts over the last four years. There will be at least two official Public Comment opportunities, currently anticipated for January and February. but regular meetings are also open to the public. (Next meeting, Monday, December 15th from 9:30-12:30, 100 Cambridge St, Boston, MA, 2nd floor, conference rooms A&B.)

- Lobby individual Task Force Members. The Attorney General's office provides a Member  representing any ratepayer (electric bill recipient); other Task Force Members serve for stakeholders of various constituencies.

- Let the Consultant know your opinions. On Dec. 5th, the search began for a Consultant to the Task Force, who is required to gather public feedback and incorporate it into their report - another way into the process.

- As always, one's state Representative and Senator will listen. 

What, then, to ask for?

- To continue the great success of solar in Massachusetts, and keep our leadership position among other states who look to us for innovation.

Distributed generation and how it might fit into the next phase of solar policy in Massachusetts will be discussed in detail at the December 11th Boston Area Solar Energy Association Forum, this Thursday. 

Russell Aney, on behalf of Solar Mass, will lead our discussion.

 Location: First Parish in Cambridge Unitarian Universalist;  3 Church Street, Harvard Square

Time: Doors open at 7:00 p.m.; Presentation begins at 7:30 p.m
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The Boston Area Solar Energy Association,  www.BASEA.org   

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