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Sensible solar power

| Tuesday, March 29, 2016, 9:00 p.m.
People walk past the solar panels at a wind and solar energy storage and transmission power station of State Grid Corporation of China, in Zhangjiakou of Hebei province, China, in this March 18, 2016, file photo.

I wish to comment on the good news in your article “Solar energy industry poised for record-setting year .” One of the reasons for solar's growing popularity is the 30 percent solar investment tax credit that was recently extended for five years.

I believe that Pennsylvania must act decisively to further encourage growth of solar energy in our state.

One way to do this is for Pennsylvania Legislature to act fast on developing our own state Clean Power Plan and incorporate strong provisions to encourage the transition to solar power. The Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan has called for a 32 percent reduction in carbon pollution in Pennsylvania and more solar energy production could certainly help our state work toward this target.

My husband suffers from asthma and clean air is important to our family.

Also, why not extend the solar investment tax credit indefinitely since this tax credit has had such a positive impact on the growth of solar energy production?

Laura Campbell


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