SB 263, Low Income Solar Energy Act, Tabled in Senate on June 28, 2012
We supported SB 263, An act to amend Title 26 of the Delaware Code relating to public utilities, also known as the Low Income Solar Energy Act.
This bill would have increased access to solar energy by low-income households and would have allowed all Delawarean’s, regardless of income levels, to participate in the benefits of the Delaware Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS). In addition, the bill would have strengthened our access to distributed renewable energy generation, reducing our reliance upon dirty sources of energy like coal. Because solar energy is peak-following, it produces energy during the times when we need it most and when energy purchased from the grid is the most expensive.
The Motion to suspend the rules to consider Senate Bill 263 on June 28 was defeated. The bill was tabled