Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Net Metering Falls Short

Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Connecticut all outscore New York State in a recent report on net metering policy, the practice that credits consumers for the clean power they generate.

Environmental Advocates of New York
says that
New York ’s net metering policy, often referred to as “spinning the meter backward,” restricts the size of eligible energy systems. And New York is one of only two states, of the 40 or more that have net metering policies) that doesn’t allow commercial and industrial customers to receive credit for the excess power they generate back to utility companies.
The report is available here.

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