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

California Net Metering Attacks

At the end of 2014, the distributed generation capacity in California totaled 5,200 MW of capacity, with an additional 3,700 MW of authorized and pending power to come online shortly, according to the California Energy Commission. Generally, the distributed generation...

/ July 28, 2015

Arizona Net Metering Attacks

There is perhaps no greater attack on net metering ongoing than that being unleashed by the utility industry in Arizona. Starting in 2013, Arizona Public Service (APS), the state’s largest utility, admitted that it had paid a Koch-funded group (60...

/ July 28, 2015

Clean Energy Think Tank Calls for Public Records Between Governor Sandoval and Utilities on Solar Energy

The Energy & Policy Institute submitted a public records request with the Nevada Executive Branch asking for correspondence regarding solar energy between Governor Brian Sandoval and NV Energy, the lobbying firm R&R Partners, and the Edison Electric Institute.

/ April 16, 2015

Mississippi Net Metering Rules Advance

A state investigation found net metering "has the potential to result in a downward pressure on rates.”

/ April 8, 2015

Edison Electric Institute Strategy Documents Behind Utilities’ Campaign Against Solar Unveiled by Energy and Policy Institute

Evidence of the Edison Electric Institute “action plan” envisioned by utility officials can be seen in states across the country.

/ March 8, 2015

Edison Electric Institute Campaign Against Distributed Solar

The rapid emergence of solar energy has caused investor-owned utility companies and their trade association, the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), to create a strategic campaign to disrupt the growth of the distributed rooftop solar market.

/ March 7, 2015

Documents Reveal Edison Electric Institute Campaign Against Solar

The rapid growth and emergence of solar energy in the electricity market has caused investor-owned utility companies and their trade association, the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), to create a strategic campaign to prevent distributed rooftop solar energy from gaining more...

/ March 7, 2015

Arizona Public Service Proposes To Install Free Solar Panels, Here’s What They Should Do Next

On July 28, Arizona Public Service Co. (APS) filed a proposal to state regulators seeking approval to install 20 megawatts (MW) of distributed solar generation on approximately 3,000 homes. APS filed the proposal in order to meet the 2015 renewable...

/ August 1, 2014