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April 28, 2017

Congress Asked to Eliminate $270 Million a Year in Solar Subsidies

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The Daily Signal – Conservative groups have asked lawmakers on the House Appropriations Committee to eliminate a solar subsidy program worth $270 million.

In a letter sent Tuesday,  the conservative groups say they want Congress to pull funding from the Energy Department’s SunShot Initiative, citing recent investigations that found the program provided subsidies for rooftop solar power.

The letter calls SunShot the “ground zero of the solar subsidy machine,” arguing that it gives out millions of dollars in subsidies through net-metering programs. Such programs force utilities to buy the electricity from rooftop solar panels at up to six times the market price, effectively forcing non-solar residents to pay more to maintain the grid.

Read more at The Daily Signal.

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