Environmental advocates push for state to lift solar net metering cap
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Environmental advocates push for state to lift solar net metering cap

NEW BEDFORD — While Massachusetts, led by New Bedford, is a national leader in solar power, its limits on solar and net metering is threatening its status. That was the warning given by Environment Massachusetts, a statewide, citizen-funded advocacy group, at a Thursday press conference at the New Bedford High School solar farm. According to a new report from the group, the state ranked fifth in the nation for the amount of solar energy capacity installed per person in 2014. The city of New Bedford has more solar per capita than anywhere in the country aside from Honolulu. But the city's…
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Massachusetts ranks 5th for solar installations in 2014, but inaction by state leaders could stall growth
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Massachusetts ranks 5th for solar installations in 2014, but inaction by state leaders could stall growth

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, September 3, 2015, 11:00 AM FOR MORE INFORMATION: Sharon Solomon, 678-334-1212 (c), sharon@environmentmassachusetts.org Massachusetts ranks 5th for solar installations in 2014, but inaction by state leaders could stall growth NEW BEDFORD, MA – Massachusetts ranked 5th nationwide for the amount of solar energy capacity installed per person in 2014, according to a new report from the Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center, but business executives and community leaders warned that the rapid growth of solar energy could stall if state officials fail to lift a cap on Massachusetts’ most important solar program. “New Bedford and Massachusetts are leaders for solar power,…
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