On Tuesday, June 25, 2019 Senator Sonia Chang-Díaz testified in support of solar power equity legislation filed by herself and Representative Russell Holmes. Alongside MBLLC colleague Rep. Nika Elugardo, Sen. Chang-Díaz spoke about the goal to ensure that all communities in the Commonwealth have access to solar energy.
The bill would do so by providing fair compensation for renters and low-moderate income residents, by incentivizing developers to build community solar projects, and by allowing municipal solar to remain at retail rate compensation when delivering savings to low-income private consumers.
Titled "An Act relative to solar power in environmental justice and urban communities" and filed as H2877 / S1931, the legislation is one of two bills in the Caucus' new Climate/Environmental Justice legislative priorities category.
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