Opinion: The state shouldn’t obstruct plans to power schools with solar energy, education group says

Solar panels on rooftop in Secaucus NJ

LAWRENCE S. FEINSOD / STAR-LEDGER – For more than a decade, New Jersey has promoted and implemented energy policies that created a vibrant solar energy market. Our public schools have seized this opportunity and collectively developed more than 600 solar energy projects that save money for local taxpayers.

This great success is now at risk. The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities is working on a transition to a new approach, and if not carefully handled by the BPU, it will cause a significant constriction of New Jersey’s green economy efforts. Schools have been leaders in moving New Jersey’s renewable efforts forward, as solar energy at schools offers many benefits, all of which are at risk …

Dr. Lawrence Feinsod is executive director of the New Jersey School Boards Association.

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