In January,¬†Kentucky Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Jim Gooch introduced a bill that would end unfair subsidies for solar users who sell the excess power they produce back to the utility companies. This practice ultimately shifts costs to non-solar customers. While criticisms of net metering often center¬†around the adverse effects on low-income individuals, evidence shows that the problem also extends to the majority of small businesses who don’t want or can’t afford solar. All users should fairly share in the fixed costs necessary to maintain the energy grid.