AUGUSTA – Lawmakers in Augusta are still discussing the Solar Override Bill that was supposed to be voted on earlier Thursday.
This bill is trying to repeal a provision that allows people to produce and use their own solar energy without being taxed for it.
Governor LePage vetoed the bill because of his stance on solar energy giving advocates breaks.
Dylan Voorheese, clean energy director, Natural Resources Council of Maine, said “If the legislators doesn’t take action that rule would take affect at the end of this year and that has a lot of provisions in it that are harmful to rate payers – make it harder to install solar in the state.”
According to the those at the Natural Resources Council of Maine, the state is the last to install solar in the region.