Join BAEC and our community partners at the Second Church in Codman Square for a policy briefing about the implementation of the new Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) program. We want to update people from Dorchester and the surrounding communities about how this new program is falling short of its requirements for including low to moderate income neighborhoods in the solar industry. We also want to receive feedback on how people want to change the policy to make the program work for them.
It is important for us to meet and incorporate this feedback quickly because we have a rare opportunity to directly influence the regulations, as the state is mandated to revise the SMART program to better serve low to moderate income neighborhoods and implement changes early next year. This is our chance to make sure that the right voices are making it through to the regulators so that the revised SMART program is actually accountable to everyone, and not just those with enough money to pay for lobbyists.
The much anticipated SMART program is finally going to be implemented on November 26th. While not everyone has had the time to make sense of the 219 page legal document, we have! We want to share this complicated policy so that everyone can understand it and have input on how it will affect them.