Victory for Solar– S.191 voted down on Senate floor

Last week the Vermont Senate voted 21-8 against a bill that would have made it more difficult to build solar in the state.

S.191 would have restricted the ability of homeowners, businesses, farmers, municipalities, and schools to go solar. This vote came just days after the Senate voted 28-0 to expand net metering – the state’s most successful renewable energy program – which has helped thousands of Vermonters go solar.

The vote on S.191 was a decisive victory for solar and renewable energy in Vermont. The state has set a goal of getting 90% of our energy from clean, renewable sources by 2050 and S.191 would have added another barrier to that goal.

Thank you to all of the Senators who voted for clean, renewable energy. You can find the vote results here.