Activists Push Back Against Utilities to Brighten Solar Energy’s Prospects
One organization that signed the letter was the Acadia Center, a non-profit organization focused on developing a clean energy economy. Amy McLean Calls, its Connecticut director and a senior policy advocate, notes that Vermont has installed four times more distributed solar — or rooftop solar — per person than Connecticut. Massachusetts has nearly two times more per person.
“The higher deployment rates in nearby states indicate that Connecticut’s in-state solar industry could expand but it has to be supported by effective solar policies, which is why we’ve been working so hard to make sure that we don’t go backwards and end up killing our solar industry,” she said.
No one is arguing that the system should not be fair everyone, she said.
“But what we are saying is, it doesn’t exist right now, so we need to not kill it,” she said. “We need to ramp it up.”
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