AUGUSTA – The legislature needs to reverse a recent measure approved by the state’s Public Utilities Commission.
That’s the message solar power advocates delivered outside a state office building during a noon rally Thursday.
They said the P.U.C. will tax people on solar energy they produce themselves. They compare it to charging people for electricity when they dry their clothes outdoors.
Vaughan Woodruff, Insource Renewables, said “It doesn’t befit Mainers to be lazy in the work we do. And it’s time for the legislature to, you know, they’re the supervisors of the P.U.C., To let the P.U.C. Know that they need to do their job. And they need to reflect solar policy that reflects the people Maine.”
Nearly 100 solar energy supporters converged in the capital city, pushing their desire for the state to have a energy policy encouraging solar energy use.