SB 154 - Eliminate Net Metering Incentives

Sen. Mike Lang, (R-Malta), SD 17

Senator Mike LangSB 154 would harm solar jobs and investments in Montana by eliminating modest incentives for net metered clean energy systems. Montana’s solar industry is on the cusp of explosive growth that would create new, good paying jobs across the state. Instead of seeking to help these new jobs and businesses grow, this bill bluntly targets only net metering tax credits for elimination. When the Republican controlled legislature first passed net metering in 1999, it found that “it is in the public interest to promote net metering because it encourages private investment in renewable energy resources, stimulates Montana’s economic growth, and enhances the continued diversification of the energy resources used in Montana.”

This remains true today and we should be looking to continue to promote net metering, not discourage it.

Contact the House Energy, Technology, and Federal Relations Committee, and tell them you oppose this bill!

 

MEIC's Position: Oppose | Current bill status: Hearing Occurred in House Energy, Telecommunications, & Federal Relations committee on March 20th. (Passed Senate, 33-17.) | Official legislative site

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