On March 15, Setting California submitted a letter of support signed by 64 environmental, client and different group teams to Senator Josh Becker declaring help for Senate Invoice 49. SB 49, authored by Senator Becker and sponsored by Setting California, would encourage photo voltaic canopies over parking tons and direct California to plan for solar energy alongside its freeway rights-of-way.
The organizations applauded Senator Becker’s management in addressing the local weather disaster with a standard sense clear power answer: encouraging extra solar energy and battery storage that can energy communities all through the state.
Present developed areas like parking tons and highways ought to be used to their fullest extent to seize giant quantities of photo voltaic power. These teams agree that it’s time to make use of the state’s plentiful parking tons and freeway rights-of-way to provide extra clear power now and assist California attain its 100% clear power objectives.
Senator Becker just lately participated in a legislative briefing webinar, hosted by Setting America, to stipulate his plan for SB 49 and talk about the trouble to deploy extra photo voltaic in California. He famous many advantages of this invoice together with how photo voltaic canopies are an environment friendly use of land and the way they get power near the place it’s wanted. Photo voltaic canopies additionally create family-supporting jobs, and leasing state-controlled land alongside highways can each save the state cash and generate extra income.
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