Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Pa. Loses out on Creation of Clean-Energy Jobs

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Pa. Loses out on Creation of Clean-Energy Jobs

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The article "Questions Over Standards as Solar Capacity Outpaces Utility Demand" (March 8) correctly points out that there are now enough solar systems registered in Pennsylvania for the utilities to fulfill their requirement of generating 0.5 percent of our electricity from solar - five years early. Unfortunately, 71 percent of those systems registered to receive credits from Pennsylvania are located out of state.

The big story not told in this article was that the poorly written Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard law is funding job creation in North Carolina (and 11 other states) - essentially exporting Pennsylvania jobs.

This bad policy has caused my company and others to look elsewhere for work. Last year, my company built a solar array in Indiana and the contract required us to register the system for both Indiana's and Pennsylvania's renewable credit programs, essentially double dipping in both states. This year we are headed to Chicago to do the same thing. …

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