By Ryan Duffy, Communications Fellow
We are very excited for our new “Policy Podium” series of events. Our first Policy Podium, this Thursday, will be a meeting of minds about net metering in Massachusetts and how it can drive our communities towards sustainability. Items of discussion will include comparative solar project costs and financing, present and future cost impacts to ratepayers, grid modernization, and the costs of distributed generation solar.
More about the event:
What do we need to know, to be effective advocates, about the energy system? How can we all work together to ensure our communities are moving toward sustainability? Of the many complexities of the electricity grid, what do green building advocates need to address as we push for change on behalf of our mission?
The obstacles to a resolution to net metering and energy procurment seem to center around the cost of solar in Massachusetts, yet there is currently no action on the Net Metering Task Force (NMTF) recommendation to study the monetary costs and benefits of distributed generation solar.
We will have four panelists leading the discussion:
- David Colton, Easton Town Administrator
- Charles Harak, National Consumer Law
- Tim Roughan, National Grid
- Matt Shortsleeve, Solect Energy
This event, this Thursday, 2/25, will be held at 50 Milk St, Boston, MA, in the Start-up Institute Area, from 8:30am – 10:00am.
Click here to visit our event page for more details and registration! The event is filling up, so register sooner than later!