Category: Net Metering

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

Co-founder and CEO of Harpoon Brewery Behind Efforts to Block Solar in Massachusetts

Associated Industries of Massachusetts has stepped up its lobbying efforts targeting the pro-solar policies in the state.

/ March 21, 2016

Louisiana State University David Dismukes

The LSU AgCenter solar report was not the only one to come out of LSU last year. David Dismukes, an economist at the university who runs a private consultancy called Acadian Consulting, released an economic study attacking distributed solar energy....

/ January 21, 2016

Iowa Net Metering Attacked

Last year, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad surrendered a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that would have been used to help cut costs and ease regulations on Iowans wanting to generate their own electricity. The grant...

/ July 28, 2015