Thursday, Nov 12th, 2015
Massachusetts Solar Policy Update
"If Tom May cared about ratepayers' well-being first and foremost, he would work the rest of his life for zero pay--acknowledging that he has already accumulated more wealth than any thousand average families will see in their lifetimes."
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, NOV. 2, 2015.....House Speaker Robert DeLeo said, "We're taking a serious look at, and hopefully we'll see, the net metering legislation... getting onto the governor's desk." — Colin A. Young, STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE
Fred has helped to develop more than 10 MW of renewable energy. In 2007, Massachusetts had less than that in total installed capacity; we now have 967 MW. Forward looking policy and market factors enabled this tremendous growth, but it is now partially halted by net metering caps. Governor Baker has a bill to lift net metering caps, but it is a Trojan horse that seeks to put future restrictions on solar deployment, rather than simply removing the net metering obstacles.
Which way will the political winds blow before legislators put formal sessions on hold for the year? Expect a lively, roundtable, interactive discussion of the latest solar policy news, what we might see moving forward and lessons learned from the solar industry's policy efforts over the last couple of years. Join in at the Boston Area Solar Energy Association November Forum!
If you haven't contacted your Mass. House representative - do it now! Here's how:
Climate Ride - NYC-DC 2014
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22 Vinal Avenue
One-day Workshops for Building Professionals - Various Locations
Smart Building: High Performance Homes
Learn the latest in smart building techniques through presentations, case studies and discussion, from foundation to roofs. Presented by the Center for EcoTechnology and the CSG; and the Mass. Department of Energy Resources. Smart Building Flyer
AEENE Dinner Meeting and Seminar: The Association of Energy Engineers, New England Chapter
Monthly meeting, first Wednesday of the Month (check for details) AEENE Meeting Schedule
Visit our Forum page, where you'll find our complete listing of past forum speakers, topics, and resources.
The BASEA Forum Series is held September through May, on the second Thursday of each month, at the 1st Parish Unitarian Church, #3 Church St., Harvard Square, Cambridge. Reception begins at 7:00 pm, with the program beginning at 7:30. The forums are free and open to the public.
BASEA Activities and Services
- BASEA Forum - Renewable Energy Lecture Series
- Junior Solar Sprint - Model solar car competition for middle school science students, organized and sponsored by BASEA in Eastern Massachusetts.
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- BASEA is no longer a chapter of the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) but supports it's mission. Links to NESEA and other regional, national and international solar organizations can be found on the BASEA Links page.
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