The Fight For Solar In Kentucky
Will GOP let utilities crush solar (and 1,200 jobs) in Kentucky? This could get ugly.
Tom Eblen, February 5, 2018 (Lexington Herald Leader)
“…[GOP leaders allowed Rep. Jim Gooch] to add three members to the Natural Resources and Energy Committee he chairs…to try to pass a bill he is sponsoring to let electric utility monopolies crush Kentucky’s residential solar power industry…[House Bill 227’s] fate in the Republican-controlled legislature could have significance beyond solar energy…[If passed, it] would cut by 70 percent the rate utilities pay homeowners for excess solar power they pump into the grid…[Solar adovcates say that would have measurable economic reverberations because it would] kill 1,200 jobs in small solar energy businesses across Kentucky in order to protect utility monopolies…” click here for more