Michigan, stop the attack on rooftop solar

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Kelly Burgess
5 years ago
Solar energy is the customers choice. As a consumers energy customer, I get their fliers in the mail about paying an extra fee for having a solar energy partnership and after all the math is done I would pay less to install my own solar panels and other equipment to be completely off grid over a 10 year period. This would be no different than telling drivers they cannot buy a hybrid car except through a specific dealership. If I can buy the materials myself, then let me.

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Timothy Hill
5 years ago
I believe that renewable energy (solar ) should be encouraged, not penalized. Im a blue collar, 40hrs. a week hard working guy and if i want to spend my hard earned dollars on installing a solar system to help offset my utility cost, THATS MY RIGHT, NOT AN OPTION..... im still paying the same service fees as everyone else even though i produce my own power????? Political agenda and power company GREED should not be a factor in is what an obvious decision would.......Green,renewable energy is should be endorsed and backed instead of being viewed as a threat to the pocket book of power companies. .......when did doing the right thing in America become a debated topic, instead of a no brainer....our planet needs us all to make the right choice now,,, and gov. Rick Snyder is constantly undermining the people he represents......first flint's water (he's still in office) and now attacking renewable energy and hybrid vehicles in form of legislation and proposed taxes???? A working class man that did those things would be in jail, but power is corrupt, and clearly (we the people) mean nothing to him compared to his power company campaign contributers.......How is this topic even debateable???? Clean,renewable energy and common americans achieving it (YES) Make legislation to control, own or influence FREE,GREEN RENEWABLE ENERGY ( NO!!!!!!) Ever since the patriot act outr freedoms have diminished greatly, and this is one more attempt at preventing americans the basic right we have to make our planet a better place for us,our children and future generations. ...........makes no sense yo have power company burn fossil fuel coal, at such a high pollution rate, and make a law that prevente me from doing the same exact thing but with a much greener and renewable energy source. .... im hoping there's at least one in the bunch that can see that this is wrong and cant be tolerated, despite what campaign contributions might be promised,

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Anne Switala
6 years ago
I believe we should have the right and the freedom to choose to build solar onto our homes and use it ourselves. And not be "forced" to sell it back to the electric companies.

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Stacy Wood
6 years ago
EVERYONE, WE all need to conserve where ever, and what ever we can for you children's future. We are killing our planet, sad! Really sad that we have to sign a petition for this very reason. The all mighty dollar rules again... so sad!

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Chayla Wood
6 years ago
Because i want solar panels in the future. I want my daughter to better the world. Not destroy it.

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Andrew Baughman
6 years ago
I'm signing because I'm a have a net-metered solar array in Michigan, and this bill impacts me. In addition, if this bill had been in effect, I may not have bought my array, losing business for Oak Electric and SunPower Solar.

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Steve Marouchoc
6 years ago
The FUD being put out by the Michigan utilities is appalling. Irene Dimitry, Vice president of Business Planning and Development for DTE Energy was quoted in an Mlive article saying solar net metering is "not a new technology anymore and we shouldn't be subsidizing or incentivizing it." By that twisted logic, we should also stop subsidizing oil and gas companies, as well as coal and all other types of fossil fuel, and everyone should pay full market price for their energy use. Surprise! NO energy generated or consumed in the US is free from some kind of subsidy an/or tax. The argument that this "isn't new" is garbage put out in the self interest of the power utilities.

Instead, let's talk a bit more common sense. If the solar net-meter folks "aren't paying their share" of infrastructure costs, raise their fixed monthly price. Don't mess with the usage based pricing.
Do better, Michigan Legislature. Don't adopt this silly proposal.

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Brandon Jones
6 years ago
I'm signing this petition because I do not see any valid reason why I shouldn't be.

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Elizabeth Brooks
6 years ago
I believe in clean energy and people's right to have it without being penalized.

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Sharon Spanbauer
6 years ago
Making the development and distribution of solar energy more difficult is only to increase the profits of the fossil fuel industries. How short-sighted!