Hubbell praises students’ climate action

“…Students have been active in social and political causes before.

“But their recent level of engagement in the issue of climate change is something special, state Rep. Brian Hubbell, said at the celebration of the completion of the solar energy project at Mount Desert Island High School last Wednesday.

“This feels different … to have youth passionately, knowledgeably, durably engaged in the political process,” he said.

“Making substantial change toward climate action [in state government] is in no small part a result of the extraordinary youth voice that has emerged.”

“Hubbell pointed to a bill passed by the Legislature this year to make solar power generation more economically viable.

“He said the bill was the result of “a long, arduous process to restructure the electric rates to reflect the true benefits of distributed solar generation and the real advantages to our [electric] grid.”

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