New York is working against itself in securing a solar future, with glaring setbacks in motion despite the state’s latest solar goal, announced by Gov. Hochul last month.
Con Edison’s community solar program was halted, even though community solar makes clean energy more accessible and affordable for NYers. Additionally, the Public Service Commission is imposing a fee – essentially, a tax – on homeowners and businesses that install solar on their properties. The combined effect of these two measures will make for a much slower transition to a sustainable future.
Our CEO David Schieren and Brooklyn SolarWorks CEO T.R. Ludwig, board members of the New York Solar Energy Industries Association, call for Gov. Hochul to reaffirm the state’s commitment to clean energy by removing these obstacles to our solar future.
Read more at Crain’s New York. Op-ed by David Schieren and T.R. Ludwig.
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