Category: Net Metering

Two workers installing rooftop solar panels

Poll: Americans support net metering and solar, despite utilities’ attacks

A new poll has again found majority support for net metering and increasing solar power among Americans from across the political spectrum, despite years of attacks from the utility industry. Researchers at the University of Michigan and Muhlenberg College conducted...

/ September 7, 2017

Utility Industry Third-Parties Emerge in Utah to Defend Rocky Mountain Power’s Proposed Solar Fees

The Utah state Public Service Commission delayed hearings over Rocky Mountain Power’s proposed new fees on rooftop solar customers until the week of September 18 as parties continue their settlement talks, but this has not stopped people with ties to...

/ August 25, 2017

How Central Maine Power killed a popular pro-rooftop solar bill

Central Maine Power used its money and political influence to kill a pro-rooftop solar bill that was supported by a majority of state legislators, with the help of Governor Paul LePage and some Republican lawmakers. The utility, which is a...

/ August 21, 2017

PR Firm behind American Gas Association front group also member and consultant for Edison Electric Institute

The nation’s largest electric utilities have been relying on a political consulting shop to portray their efforts to attack rooftop solar as having support from the “grassroots” for at least the past year. The consulting group, DDC Consulting, has carved...

/ June 20, 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

Consumer Energy Alliance, group behind fraudulent petitions and letters signed by dead people, releases anti-solar report

The Consumer Energy Alliance, a front group for fossil fuel companies and utilities, released a report last month attacking policies that support solar power.

/ October 11, 2016

Edison Electric Institute Caught Secretly Working To Influence FTC Solar Workshop

The Edison Electric Institute was behind a ghostwritten letter from Rep. Yvette Clarke that took a swipe at the rooftop solar industry - a tactic EEI has been using over the years to influence the distributed solar debate.

/ June 10, 2016