Feb 22 2019

Letter To The Editor: Better For Birds

I commend Representative Peter McCoy for introducing the South Carolina Energy Freedom Act. His bill will remove the state mandated cap that limits home solar projects, which can lower energy bills for consumers, and help our state’s large businesses that want to use more solar to save on their energy costs.

As Executive Director of Audubon South Carolina, this legislation is also encouraging because expanding South Carolinians’ access to solar energy can reduce air and water pollution, which is good for birds, their habitat, and communities across our state.

I encourage other Representatives and Senators to act this legislative session to advance a meaningful bill like Representative McCoy’s. We need to ensure more consumers have the choice to benefit from clearer, lower-cost solar energy. It’s a win-win for people and birds.

Sharon Richardson

Executive Director,

Audubon South Carolina

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