I do not yet have solar power, but I look forward to its role in reducing the personal and environmental health costs of continued fossil fuels use.

I support net metering of solar energy for its ability to reduce the cost of electricity to all ratepayers, if legislated properly.

As our legislators work to compose a coherent solar energy bill from the various proposals under consideration, I urge my fellow citizens to support their efforts. Contact your state lawmaker and let her or him know of your support for legislation that increases the benefits of solar net metering.

If you need more information, visit the Media Matters website at tinyurl.com/ybras25c for the results of many studies nationwide.

Valerie Blais

Portland