Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Environmentalists say 'solar gardens' would expand renewable energy in Neb., utilities opposed

LINCOLN, Nebraska — Utility officials warned lawmakers on Tuesday that a plan for so-called community solar gardens could increase energy costs in Nebraska, but environmentalists said the proposal would make it easier for residents to use solar power to provide electricity to their homes.

The proposal being considered by the Legislature's Natural Resources Committee would allow residents to join a community solar garden, similar to a co-op, in exchange for a credit on their electric bills.

Read more: http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/ccc7f65f191b4a199990c92165073b8b/NE-XGR---Solar-Panels-Nebraska

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