Massachusetts - H3854 - 2016

Relative to solar energy.

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Electricity Generation

Added On: 01-06-2016
Updated On: 09-08-2017
Status: Introduced
Primary Sponsor:





Actions (6)

  • 08-03-2017 - Bill reported favorably by committee and referred to the committee on House Steering, Policy and Scheduling
  • 08-03-2017 - New draft of S1532 and H3338
  • 08-03-2017 - Reported from the committee on Revenue
  • 08-28-2017 - Read second and ordered to a third reading
  • 08-28-2017 - Rules suspended
  • 08-28-2017 - Committee reported that the matter be placed in the Orders of the Day for the next sitting

News (5)

Massachusetts House lawmakers, mayors, town managers push to get solar bill moving - Berkshire Eagle (subscription)
Published by berkshireeagle.com
Tue, 15 Mar 2016 22:01:33 GMT

BOSTON >> Hoping to dislodge a solar energy bill that's been stuck in House-Senate talks for four months, 100 House lawmakers have written a letter to their own negotiators urging them to raise net metering caps and resist cuts in metering credit ...

Solar fighting for survival in Mass. energy transition - Environment & Energy Publishing
Published by eenews.net
Tue, 22 Mar 2016 14:53:05 GMT

An energy battle royal is brewing in Massachusetts as legislators consider rolling back policies that encourage solar owners to sell power from their rooftop photovoltaic systems back to the electricity grid. .... The lawmakers expressed concern that ...

Massachusetts solar sector boosts pressure on lawmakers to lift net metering cap - Utility Dive
Published by utilitydive.com
Thu, 31 Mar 2016 12:53:58 GMT

Solar advocates are protesting the Massachusetts legislature's failure to pass a new net metering policy as the state's third major utility, Eversource, rapidly approaches its 4% of peak load cap for private installations and 5% of peak load cap for ...

Split in Mass. legislature leaves net metering cap, solar industry in limbo - Utility Dive
Published by utilitydive.com
Thu, 19 Nov 2015 15:38:47 GMT

The House and the Senate of the Massachusetts Legislature failed to agree on a final bill that would lift the cap on net metering before they departed for winter recess, leaving the bill still in the hands of a committeee of House-Senate negotiators ...

Mass. House considers bill to raise cap on solar net metering - The Boston Globe
Published by bostonglobe.com
Tue, 17 Nov 2015 02:01:59 GMT

House leaders have crafted a modest proposal to lift the cap on solar net metering in an effort to break a logjam of stalled solar projects across many parts of the state, teeing up the long-awaited legislation for a debate on Tuesday and drawing sharp ...