New York policymakers and solar industry groups are calling on LIPA and the state to rethink the proposed “Customer Benefit Contribution” (CBC) charge, or solar tax.
- The solar tax would increase the monthly electric bill of every homeowner who makes the switch to solar.
- The solar tax will hurt the local economy and opposes the clean energy goals set forth by NYS.
- Public hearings will be conducted this month as LIPA prepares to adopt the charge in December. LIPA is not required by the state to adopt the charge.
- NYSEIA plans to file a legal petition with the PSC to delay the January 1st start date while requesting that the PSC reconsider the statewide policy.
Read more at Newsday.com. Reporting by Mark Harrington.