Community solar advocates support using RGGI funds to support industry

 

Advocates for community solar want the state budget to use $23 million from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative for direct grants to community solar in low-income and environmental justice communities.

The proposal, advanced in the Assembly’s one-house budget, is the best use of that money, wrote a coalition of environmental groups in a letter to state leaders on Monday. The letter was signed by the Energy Democracy Alliance, Environmental Advocates for New York, the Acadia Center and other groups.

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