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NJ State Senate Directs Public Utility Board to Serve More Low-Income Customers with Solar

Monday, Nov 16 2020

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TRENTON, N.J. and WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the New Jersey State Senate passed the Clean Energy Equity Act. 

Following is a statement from David Gahl, senior director of Northeast state affairs at the Solar Energy Industries Association on the bill

“For too long lower income communities and communities of color haven’t fully experienced the benefits of clean, affordable electricity in New Jersey. The Clean Energy Equity Act sets state targets for serving more low-income customers and authorizes the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities to create solar programs to serve these customers. A significantly expanded community solar program, contemplated by the bill, will be a critical tool for providing clean energy access throughout New Jersey. This legislation is the key to creating a more robust system of equitable clean energy programs throughout the state.”

“We thank Senator Singleton for his leadership and urge the State Assembly to take the measure up and send it to Governor Murphy for his signature by the end of the year.”

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About SEIA®: 

The Solar Energy Industries Association® (SEIA) is leading the transformation to a clean energy economy, creating the framework for solar to achieve 20% of U.S. electricity generation by 2030. SEIA works with its 1,000 member companies and other strategic partners to fight for policies that create jobs in every community and shape fair market rules that promote competition and the growth of reliable, low-cost solar power. Founded in 1974, SEIA is a national trade association building a comprehensive vision for the Solar+ Decade through research, education and advocacy. Visit SEIA online at www.seia.org.

Media Contact: 

Jen Bristol, SEIA's Director of Communications, jbristol@seia.org, (202) 556-2886

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