Special interest group New England Ratepayers Association, with known links to monopoly utilities, has filed a petition with the Federal Regulatory Commission (FERC) to strip away your right to produce your own clean energy and to sell your excess energy to your electric company to put on the grid. If FERC grants the petition, the impacts would be devastating.
- If you already have solar, it could cost you thousands of dollars.
- If you don’t yet have solar, it could limit your ability to go solar in the future.
- There will be fewer clean energy jobs.
- There will be less clean energy development, worsening the climate crisis.
When your solar or wind system generates more electricity than you use, the extra electricity goes out through your electric meter to the grid, making it available for others in your community and beyond. You earn a credit from your utility for this electricity on your bill.
It’s called net metering, and it helps make solar and wind energy a financial win for millions of families and businesses across the country. It’s been running successfully for nearly 40 years and is now in more than 49 states and territories.
Many governors across the country are fighting for our clean energy rights by reaching out to FERC, asking the agency to reject this harmful, backward-looking petition. Make sure yours is one of them.
Take action! Send a letter to your governor NOW.
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Residents of Alabama, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia: Ask your governors to call on FERC to reject this harmful, backward-looking petition.