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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 WisconsinThese 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

Great Waters Group

EVENTS

 

PRESS CONFERENCE: STOP THE SOLAR TAX

THURSDAY • JUNE 27, 2019 • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

BOUNCE MILWAUKEE

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May 10, 2019

Wisconsin utility We Energies revives controversial push for solar charge

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June 6, 2019

We Energies obstructs clean power -- Carl Lindner

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June 11, 2019

We Energies' Punishment for Helping to Save the World

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July 15, 2019

We Energies Drops Plan to Tax Solar Customers After Massive Public Outcry (press release)

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July 15, 2019

We Energies Holds Off On Solar Surcharge

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May 22, 2019

We Energies Customers Demonstrate Against 'Anti-Solar' Proposal

We Energies renews push for controversia

Jun 6, 2019

We Energies renews push for controversial solar, fixed fees

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June 27, 2019

Opposition mounts to We Energies’ proposed fee on solar customers

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July 15, 2019

We Energies drops proposal for surcharge on homeowners, small businesses that go solar

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June 4, 2019

WE Energies wants more fees for solar powered homes

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June 9, 2019

Journal Times editorial: We Energies should leave solar-panel owners alone

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July 1, 2019

As Opposition to the Solar Tax Grows, Milwaukee Moves to Vote for 100% Clean Energy

We Energies renews push for controversia

July 15, 2019

We Energies agrees to drop controversial solar fee from pending rate case

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