Carson City, Nev. – Today, the Bring Back Solar Alliance submitted the signatures of over 115,000 Nevadans to counties throughout the State. The signatures are more than twice the number necessary for the Alliance’s veto referendum to qualify for the November ballot. The Bring Back Solar Alliance, a coalition of Nevada business, not-for-profits, and concerned citizens, is working to overturn the Public Utilities Commission’s solar rate hike.
Erin McCann, Campaign Manager for Bring Back Solar Alliance, issued this statement:
“The will of the people is clear: Nevadans overwhelmingly support solar, and want strong policies to bring solar jobs and consumer choice back to Nevada. After over 100,000 Nevadans signed on to join our campaign this spring, we’re thrilled another 115,000 Nevadans have joined the fight to protect Nevada’s existing solar customers and the right of all Nevadans to generate their own clean energy without being punished with discriminatory fees. Today’s signature delivery is an important step towards overturning the solar rate hike and restoring Nevadans’ freedom to affordably produce their own clean energy.”
The Alliance’s signature delivery comes just weeks after a peer-reviewed study found that rooftop solar’s benefits outweigh its costs by $7 million per year, based on the variables identified by the Public Utilities Commission. If the solar rate hike is overturned and more Nevadans are able to go solar in the future, these benefits are estimated to grow to $14 million per year by 2017, saving Nevadans money whether or not they have solar.
The Bring Back Solar Alliance is the coalition that supports the No Solar Tax PAC. The No Solar Tax PAC is supported by Nevada citizens, homeowners, businesses, and not-for-profits, working together to bring back Nevada solar, clean energy jobs, and energy choice.