(A reporter tried to interview me on an "elder day of action.")
THE 60% NUMBER IS SO OBVIOUSLY BULLSHIT IF ANYBODY BUT BUSINESS WERE AT THE TABLE IT WOULD NOT BE LAW.
Utilities are good at convincing legislators that somehow solar producers aren't "paying their fair share" of the fixed costs and that their bill could get zeroed out, penalizing their neighbors.
Solar helps balance the grid at current levels of solar penetration in the Bay State.
The state won't have to depend on peaker plants to meet peak demand. There's less line loss and wear on the grid. And the (costly) energy transition is happening!
Instead the house passed an electricity bill. Some of it's kind of new interesting policy ideas, some of it is a step in the wrong direction and a giveaway to utilities.
Rep. Kay Khan had a good amendment to get to 100% renewable electricity by mid-century, around when California will.
I'm not a grid expert: I'm an EE grad student, but not that kind. I blew out my radio after plugging it into a French outlet with a plug adapter. I read MA climate lists and uh that scary Ted Koppel cyber book. That's it.
(I didn't think it would get media coverage. My main hope was to get his constituents to call.)
Unless he has no access to good information about the climate and his constituents have shared no concerns about their annual flooding, he's made it clear he will not act unless he is rattled.
Tell your reps ten years is too long to wait for change. Tell your reps to rattle DeLeo.
And pay attention to the instructions your voters gave you. They want clean elections, not a rep who raises half a million a year for no election