Solar power to the people: Coalition hopes to bring clean energy to poor families

nj environment news, solar energy

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT – A persistent criticism of the state’s efforts to promote clean energy has been that most of the benefits of its aggressive program to install solar panels on homes have gone to households with higher incomes.

A new coalition of climate and solar advocates and state lawmakers is aiming to remedy that flaw by creating a roadmap that ensures low-income populations and environmental-justice communities share in the benefits of a clean-energy economy, like less pollution and fewer health problems …

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