Pennsylvania should become leader on solar power
I am a resident of Center Valley. Sept. 21 was the first day of the climate action summit at the United Nations, a summit designed to highlight the urgent need to address climate change and achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement.
As a concerned scientist, parent and future grandparent, both my husband and I have opted to make a difference in multiple ways. As a new homeowner in the Valley Green development, we requested to install solar panels on our property.
Our homeowners association voted on a proposed amendment for solar power installations in Valley Green. Despite a majority of homeowners voting in favor of the amendment, we were denied because amendments require 75% approval.
Pennsylvania is the fourth-largest emitter of greenhouse gases among the 50 states, according the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Isn’t it time we push for state legislation to enforce solar energy laws as renewable energy is growing, spurred by consumer demand and favorable economics?
Let’s not be left behind. Let’s join our Northeast neighbors — New Jersey and Massachusetts — as climate leaders, not climate deniers. Janet Brill Upper Saucon Township