Category: Net Metering

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

Indiana Net Metering Attacked

During the first two months of 2015, anti-solar legislation, HB 1320, was gaining momentum. The legislative process culminated when a committee voted 9-4 on February 19 to advance the bill to the full chamber. Five days later, the bill, which...

/ July 28, 2015

Hawaii Net Metering Attacked

In June 2015, Hawaii Governor David Ige signed a bill directing the state’s utilities to generate 100% of their electricity sales from renewable energy sources by 2045. It was a bold step for the most oil dependent state in the...

/ July 28, 2015

Wisconsin Net Metering Attacked

Last fall, three Wisconsin utility companies won the ability to increase fixed charges from the state utility commission, despite public outcry and a lack of precedent. The Wisconsin Public Service Commission (PSC) gave WeEnergies, Madison Gas & Electric, and the...

/ July 28, 2015

West Virginia Renewable Energy Policies Attacked

The West Virginia State Legislature passed a bill in January 2015 to repeal the state’s Alternative Renewable Energy Standard (RES). Governor Earl Tomblin signed the bill in February. Groups and reporters calling this a victory for the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) failed...

/ July 28, 2015