Solar Roofs Bill Introduced in Congress
Late last week, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) introduced a bill aimed at getting 10 million new solar rooftop systems and 200,000 new solar hot water heating systems installed in the U.S. in the next 10 years.
The bill would offer rebates for up to half of the cost of new solar-powered systems. The bill has nine co-sponsors, including Environment and Public Works Committee Chair Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Arlen Specter (D-PA).
For more about the bill, check out Grist’s interview with Sen. Sanders about the bill.