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The NARUC Lesson: Value of Distributed Energy Resources Affirmed When Regulators Rely on Facts

Anyone following our work at Vote Solar will know that we have been deeply involved in the formal regulatory proceedings in which utilities are attempting to change rates or add fees to solar customers. While many utilities claim these proposals are to protect customers that have not installed solar, we are skeptical of these stated ...

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Vote Solar & Earthjustice Fight to Restore Rooftop Solar For Nevada Families

Today, Vote Solar and Earthjustice took the fight to restore rooftop solar for Nevada families and small businesses to the state’s Supreme Court. The groups filed an appeal today (PDF) challenging the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN)’s unlawful decision to end a successful program that empowered Nevadans to go solar. The PUCN decision last ...

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Just Say No to ComEd’s Demand Charge Plan

Bad news for solar customers and other residents on the horizon in the Prairie State. Exelon, the big utility holding company and its Chicago’s utility affiliate, ComEd, are proposing legislation in Illinois that would be a one-two punch for customers. The legislation, SB 1585, would make it harder for customers to choose solar, while seeking ...