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Scapegoating Rooftop Solar

With the defeat of the utility-sponsored anti-solar Amendment 1 in Florida, we are wondering what the utilities' next step will be. Will they engage with stakeholders to put more sun into the…

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Floridians REJECT anti-solar Amendment 1!

We are excited to announce that Floridians rejected the deceptive, utility-backed Amendment 1, which would have halted solar development by paving the way for utilities to penalize solar customers. As a founding member…

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Lafayette restores smart solar policy

Late on November 7th, a local Lafayette, Louisiana newspaper (The Independent) posted a story, "About-face: LUS seeks repeal of ‘solar tax’ ordinance." Lafayette is restoring its smart solar policy! On November 1st, I published…

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Consumer Energy Alliance, Group Behind Fraudulent Petitions and Letters Signed by Dead People, Releases Anti-Solar Report

This is a guest post from David Pomerantz, executive director of the Energy and Policy Institute. Prior to joining EPI, David spent eight years working with Greenpeace to move the electric sector away…

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Local utility quietly clouds solar future

UPDATE: Lafayette restores smart solar policy Back in 2012, my family installed a new solar power system on our home. Federal tax credits coupled with Louisiana's solar power tax credits meant we spent…

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Solar In The Southeast, Fall Update

SACE Staffer Alissa Jean Schafer contributed to this post. When it comes to deploying solar power, the Southeastern United States has been a mixed bag for quite some time. Thanks to weak or non-existent…

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Public window into Florida utility planning opens, shuts

This blog was written by Amelia Shenstone, former Regional Advocacy Director with the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy.

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Georgia Tax Exemption Can Improve Project Economics

Georgia has a number of tax exemptions that could potentially apply to solar and other electric power generation projects. One that can really impact project economics is Georgia’s tangible personal property tax…

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"Deceptive Language Award" Presented to Utility Companies Supporting Florida's Amendment 1

This is a guest post from the Clear Language Institute located in Sarasota, Florida. To read the original post, go here. The Clear Language Institute Publicly Recognizes "World Class Deception" in Proposed…

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South Carolinians are eagerly filling up solar incentive programs

The sun is rising on the Palmetto State, as scores of customers are rushing to take advantage of the 2014 solar-enabling legislation, Act 236. Recently, Duke Energy announced that its South Carolina…