CA First State to Require Solar Panels on New Homes


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Through a unanimous vote of its five-member Energy Commission,  California moved to become the first state to require that solar panels  be included on all new homes and low-rise apartment buildings. “This is  huge,” Rachel Golden, senior campaign representative for the Sierra  Club, told Bloomberg. “It’s a cost-effective measure that is going to  reduce greenhouse gas emissions and support growth in renewable clean  energy.” However, critics warn that the requirement, which will take  effect in 2020, will drive up the cost of buying a house by some  $10,000.

Source:  AP