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Now that Solar is Cost Competitive, Utilities are Taking Aim at This 1978 Energy Law

There’s an emerging trend among utilities across the country to undermine a law that promotes solar energy. The attack is on a decades-old law called the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act, or PURPA – a law that has paved the way for policies that have brought renewable energy into the mainstream in the United States. ...

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Advocates Petition FERC to Uphold Competitive Renewable Energy Development

Today, solar advocates asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to restore solar growth in Montana and counter an emerging utility tactic to stymie competitive renewable energy development in Montana and nationwide. The Montana Environmental Information Center and Vote Solar, represented by Earthjustice, are challenging the Montana Public Services Commission’s recent decision to suspend the ...

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Summer Update Part 3: Building a Modern Grid

In regulatory proceedings across the country, we have long made the case that consumer investment in solar and other clean energy options can be a real cost-saver as it reduces the need for expensive new and upgraded utility infrastructure. With solar on the rise, we’re seeing that promise turn into reality. Take the case of ...