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Huge payoff for a small annual rise in electric bills

The headline on the front page of the Globe yesterday was alarmist and misleading.

(“Solar use will push energy costs up in Mass. — 20-year rise put at $1 billion,” Page A1, Feb. 12).

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When I read just two paragraphs into the article, I found that the monthly rise in a typical electric bill would be $1 to $1.50. For most of your readers, this is a trivial amount. With a huge benefit, we should be pursuing solar energy for all we’re worth.

I sympathize with those for whom this increase might be a problem, but perhaps even they would be glad to help contribute to cleaner, safer energy.

Linda Given


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