Philip Moeller and EEI rejected “unquantifiable benefits” of solar, but loves them for coal and nuclear
The Edison Electric Institute's Phil Moeller is advocating for Rick Perry's plan to pay coal and nuclear plants for their external benefits. For rooftop solar, he's argued for the opposite.
While NV Energy decries rooftop solar “cost shift”, it is over-profiting from its customers by tens of millions
NV Energy continues to make dubious claims that rooftop solar would raise customers' bills. But the utility itself has over-profited from its customers by $180 million over the last five years.
Utilities will keep attacking rooftop solar, sometimes using customers' money to do it. But in the long run, they cannot win.
Supposed "customer protection" legislation proposed in New Mexico is the latest chapter in monopoly utilities' plot to kill rooftop solar.
While most electric utilities are sprinting away from coal and toward less expensive and cleaner generating options, Gulf Power wants to make its customers in Florida pay for double the amount of coal it burns by 2025.