This is your SolarWakeup for April 18th, 2014

It’s been fun counting down the ways anti-solar policy has been attempted. I want to be fair to utilities though. It’s their business to protect the monopoly, most IOUs are avid solar investors outside of their territory. So remember that policy is not a spectator sport but most participants are doing their job. #3: The utilities love solar; we have no problem with it and welcome it If you missed the others, read the SolarWakeup original article.

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This is your SolarWakeup for April 17th, 2014

Last Week, a Florida State Rep. stopped a solar initiative from going to the ballot in November. What followed (surprisingly) was a Twitter conversation between @SolarWakeup and the Rep which got some press coverage (see first article) and therefore you get #5: Kill solar legislation in committee; it’s just too popular with the people. If you can’t defend a no-vote then stop a vote from happening. If you want to see all 5 anti-solar policy tricks, read the SolarWakeup original article.

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This is your SolarWakeup for April 16th, 2014

As we count down the top 5 policy tricks being used by anti-solar groups, we continue with #2: Get rid of net metering, for something that’s better (Pinky Promise?). It can come in many shapes and sizes but in almost every case two things will be true. 1. The utility will want the production to come to the grid and 2. The utility will own the hedge against future electricity rate hikes. If you want to see all 5 anti-solar policy tricks, read the SolarWakeup original article.

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