WE ENERGIES DROPS SOLAR TAX
WE ENERGIES DROPS PLAN TO TAX SOLAR CUSTOMERS AFTER MASSIVE PUBLIC OUTCRY
On July 15, 2019, RENEW Wisconsin and We Energies announced that We Energies will drop its plans to tax its customers who own their own solar panels. The proposal would have forced people who have invested in solar energy to pay extra fees and was widely seen as an attempt to monopolize the solar industry.
The proposal was met with strong, swift opposition from businesses and elected officials, as well as hundreds from across Wisconsin. These combined voices resulted in a win for Wisconsin solar energy. Thank you to everyone who joined this cause.
THERE ARE MANY REASONS TO SUPPORT SOLAR POWER!
SOLAR ENERGY KEEPS MONEY IN WISCONSIN.
Wisconsin sends millions of energy dollars out of state since we have no coal or natural gas reserves. We should be encouraging private investments in homegrown energy like solar that keep our money in Wisconsin.
SOLAR HELPS KEEP ENERGY COSTS DOWN.
Solar customers provide peak power on hot sunny days when we need it most. This lowers demand on the electric grid, reducing the need for new power plants and transmission lines to meet higher peak energy needs.
SOLAR PROMOTES CLEAN AIR AND WATER.
Wisconsin is using coal for 50% of our power which leads to air pollution and CO2 emissions. Solar power systems located on homes and businesses can help clean up our air and water now and for generations to come.
SOLAR POWER IS FOR EVERYONE.
We Energies is planning to include more solar in their power generation and has touted the benefits of rooftop solar to the grid. They can’t discourage individual investment in solar while simultaneously talking about how great it is.
WISCONSIN SOLAR COALITION MEMBERS
Racine Green Congregations
Sierra Club Southeast Gateway Group