Far too often, legislators in Frankfort move to support or oppose a piece of legislation without fully knowing or realizing how their decision could adversely affect communities, businesses and the people of Kentucky. That’s why it is was so encouraging when Sen. Jared Carpenter of Berea, who chairs the Senate Natural Resources and Energy Committee, decided this week to delay a vote when Senate Bill 214 came before his committee.
Sen. Carpenter showed tremendous leadership in calling for more study of the complex bill, which is related to growing the solar industry in Kentucky. On behalf of the solar industries and more importantly the utility ratepayers of Kentucky, I thank and applaud Sen. Carpenter for his wisdom and appreciate his leadership on this issue. We look forward to working with him and Kentucky utilities in the near future to foster the growth of a strong, broadly-based solar energy industry.
Matt Partymiller, Chairman Kentucky Solar Industries Association, Lexington, KY