Category: Net Metering

Ohio Renewable Energy Laws Attacked

In 2014, the Ohio State Legislature passed a bill freezing the state’s renewable energy standard (RES). The bill also required an “Energy Mandates Study Committee” (EMSC) to produce a report with recommendations on policy changes regarding the RES. The study committee is scheduled...

/ July 28, 2015

New Mexico Renewable Energy Policies Attacked

The New Mexico State Legislature briefly considered a bill that would freeze the state’s renewable energy standard, but it failed to move through the Senate after passing the House. The Heartland Institute published a blog attacking opponents of the anti-clean energy bill and promoted the...

/ July 28, 2015

Nevada Net Metering Attacked

The largest utility company in Nevada, NV Energy, worked in 2015 to stop any attempt to increase the state’s net metering cap, which solar installers had predicted would be met sometime in 2015. After reaching the solar net metering cap,...

/ July 28, 2015

Montana Renewable Energy Policies Attacked

Ten years ago, Montana lawmakers enacted a RES requiring utilities (competitive electricity suppliers were added to the law in 2007) to obtain a percentage of their retail customer sales from renewable resources. Beginning in 2008, utilities were mandated to acquire renewable...

/ July 28, 2015

Missouri Renewable Energy Policies Attacked

Missourians voted overwhelmingly in 2008 to create the state’s RES by passing Proposition C. Investor-owned utilities have since been required to increase renewable energy generation incrementally so that their energy mix will include 15 percent renewables by 2021. However, the...

/ July 28, 2015

Minnesota Net Metering Attacked

In 2014, Minnesota became the first state to approve a “value-of-solar” tariff, but utilities have chosen to continue with net metering as the preferred compensation method for distributed generation. While regulators and other stakeholders continued to work together to figure...

/ July 28, 2015

Michigan Renewable Energy Policies Attacked

In early 2015, Michigan Democrats presented a plan that doubles the state’s RES to 20% by 2022. In the announcement, State Senator Hoon-Yung Hopgood, the vice chairman of the Senate Energy and Technology Committee, said, “This plan is pro-business, pro-consumer...

/ July 28, 2015