In the 2017 Legislature, renewable energy, conservation groups, and citizen advocates for Montanans will work together to remove government barriers preventing home and business owners from making the energy decisions that make sense for them. Net metering, such as rooftop solar panels, are an affordable, renewable, and safe way for families, businesses, ranchers, university, and others to use less coal-generated energy and even put more clean energy on the electrical grid to be used by other energy consumers.
We’ll also focus on passing a key part of Governor Bullock’s Energy Blueprint that includes Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE). A tool that allows homeowners and businesses to finance clean energy improvements, this opt-in program already exists in 32 states. Montana counties will choose to participate and those that do will work with building owners to finance clean energy improvements at the cost of the building owner for their property.