Add your voice to defend solar rights

More than 2.2 million families and 100,000 businesses have already invested tens of billions of their own dollars in energy independence. The petition recently filed by the New England Ratepayers Association (NERA) would allow a federal takeover of my solar rights. For almost 40 years, states have appropriately had jurisdiction over solar rights. I urge you not to take up this petition and let states make their own energy choices.

Local solar helps everyone save by reducing transmission costs, providing local peak energy resources, bolstering grid resilience, and more. We cannot afford to lose those savings now, during a global financial crisis, or in the future. I support my state's right to implement local clean energy policies, and I urge you not to take up the New England Ratepayers Association's petition to hand over this right and endanger important energy policies across the country.