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Solar Law Author Keeley Says Utilities Trying to Kill "Net Metering"
In an op-ed that appears in today's Sacramento Bee, the author of the law that has helped California become the nation's leader in solar energy says utilities are trying to crush the fast-growing industry by misinterpreting the legislation he wrote.
Former Assemblyman Fred Keeley, now treasurer of Santa Cruz County, says utilities are quietly pushing an amendment to legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Steven Bradford that would change the law and limit solar's growth.
"The utilities are now trying to short-circuit the PUC action, seeking to slip their own self-serving language into legislation and subvert the agency carefully selected to regulate the state's energy policy and protect California consumers and business," wrote Keeley.
"Make no mistake, this utility-backed legislation will stymie job growth and threaten our state's clean energy leadership position. As author of our net metering law, I implore lawmakers to resist this special interest maneuver to change the law.Read the entire op-ed here: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/05/04/4464816/dont-let-utilities-undermine-solar.html#storylink=cpy
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