Call your grandma! She may not know Amendment 1 isn't what she thinks.
In Nevada, however, the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) heeded too many false cries about cost shifts and made changes to the rate design structure that effectively brought the state's rooftop solar industry to a screeching halt. In the five months leading up to the PUC's decision, 4,447 applications were filed for residential solar systems. In the five months after, there were just 84.
In a 3-to-2 decision, California's Public Utilities Commission just barely voted to uphold the policy.
It seems crazy that electric companies would have anything against customers that spend their own money to reduce their energy use with clean, local solar power. But any number of utilities are slapping excessive fees and charges on customers with solar to slow or stop them. Here are five reasons why...
In his Sunday Wall Street Journal commentary on May 17, Brian Potts suggests that cost is the bottom line in the electric customer shift to solar, and that solar costs too much. But his defense of the utility's view of energy costs leaves a big hole in the big picture: the value of solar energy.
In addition, Exelon hired The Nickles Group (run by former Senator Don Nickles) to lobby against the wind Production Tax
These pro-clean energy policies translate into direct market competition for ALEC's corporate membership in the fossil fuel, coal, and utility industries.
Edison Electric Institute has some history with the Congressional Black Caucus and other groups representing black public
Is Xcel billing ratepayers for the cost of attacking ratepayers who go solar?
Remember your childhood fables? A wolf in sheep's clothing is still a wolf. These monopoly utilities disguising themselves as solar advocates are still just monopolies looking out for their bottom lines.
The Commission voted to value solar above the retail rate, and to allow solar customers to receive compensation at that rate for the power they produce. It may sound like a sweet deal for solar, but the reality is that VOSTs are a major red flag.