Push for Solar Jobs Act of 2011

Last week both Citizens Campaign for the Environment (CCE) and the New York  League of Conservative Voters (NYLCV)  announced their intentions to push the Solar Industry Development and Jobs Act of 2011.

Introduced by Assembly Member Steve Englebright, the bill aims to meet 5,000 megawatts of solar energy produced in the state by 2025. The bill’s plan is progressive, requiring retail electrical suppliers to annually up their  sale of solar starting with a minimum of .05% in 2013 and increasing each year until reaching 2.5% in 2025. 

If implimented, the bill is estimated to create 22,000 jobs and roughly $500 million in annual wages.

 The bill in its entirety can be read here. To encourage your elected officials to take action, visit this web site and send them an email.

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