Category: Solar

EIA’s assumptions short-change clean energy, and are frequently wrong

Every year, energy nerds breathlessly await the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA’s) Annual Energy Outlook (AEO). As my previous post explained, the AEO is critical because U.S. utilities, as well as global analysts and other governments, depend on the AEO’s...

/ April 27, 2017
Two workers installing rooftop solar panels

Florida Power & Light drafted sections of “Florida Distributed Solar Equipment Consumer Protection Act”

Florida Power & Light drafted language that ended up in a Florida legislator’s bill and would restrict the adoption of solar power in Florida, according an email exchange that the Energy and Policy Institute obtained via a public record request. In an email...

/ April 6, 2017

New DOE Chief of Staff, Brian McCormack, Played Critical Role in EEI’s Rooftop Solar Campaign

Brian McCormack, most recently of the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), will become Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s chief of staff, reports confirmed yesterday. Previously, McCormack was EEI’s vice president of political and external affairs and one of the highest paid staffers at...

/ March 14, 2017
Two workers installing rooftop solar panels

PNM, Edison Electric Institute lead deceptive attack on rooftop solar in New Mexico

Supposed "customer protection" legislation proposed in New Mexico is the latest chapter in monopoly utilities' plot to kill rooftop solar.

/ February 21, 2017

Report: Natural Gas Prices and Utility Infrastructure Spending Have High Impact on Bills; Solar Negligible

In the utility industry’s effort to slow the growth of rooftop solar across the country, electric companies and their trade association, Edison Electric Institute (EEI), have based their campaign on the notion that rooftop solar customers cause a cost-shift to...

/ February 6, 2017

Duke Energy says it supports solar, despite backing Amendment 1. We fact-check.

Duke Energy says it both supports solar energy, and the deceptive anti-solar Amendment 1 in Florida. But the facts show that Duke has no plans to significantly grow its own installation of solar power, and it's fighting customers who try...

/ November 7, 2016

UPDATED: Florida Professional Firefighters Reverse Endorsement of Amendment 1

Pressure from "hundreds, if not thousands" of members persuades firefighters' union to reverse support for anti-solar Amendment 1.

/ November 1, 2016