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Thu Jan 14, 2016, 06:03 AM

With State Poised to Squash Rooftop Solar, Clean Energy Fight Heats Up In Nevada

http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/01/13/state-poised-squash-rooftop-solar-clean-energy-fight-heats-nevada

Renewable energy advocates in Nevada are outraged by the state's solar-killing moves, and they're not going down without a fight.

The state's Public Utilities Commission considered requests Wednesday from solar company groups, homeowners, activists, and the state consumer advocate to put a stay on a rate hike that took effect January 1.

The Republican-appointed Commission (PUC) in late December voted to increase a fixed monthly fee for solar customers by about 40 percent while simultaneously reducing the amount customers get paid for excess power they sell to the grid. It also made these changes retroactive—a move one solar executive said would "sabotage" consumers' investments.

Clean energy advocates swiftly decried the changes, which have left the state's solar sector "in turmoil."

Lyndon Rive, CEO of SolarCity, said the move would "destroy the rooftop solar industry in one of the states with the most sunshine."

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 03:40 PM

1. Kick. Fascist greedy bastards. nt

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Thu Jan 14, 2016, 03:58 PM

2. The effort to stop solar is doomed

At best it will dam up demand for a couple of years until home batteries start rolling off the assembly lines of the several new 'Gigafactories" under construction around the world.

Obstructionist utilities are in for a rude awakening.

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Fri Jan 15, 2016, 05:10 AM

3. Are there any legal challenges in the offing?

 

> The Republican-appointed Commission (PUC) in late December voted to
>increase a fixed monthly fee for solar customers by about 40 percent while
> simultaneously reducing the amount customers get paid for excess power
> they sell to the grid. It also made these changes retroactive—a move one
> solar executive said would "sabotage" consumers' investments.

... or is it just written off as "Forget it Jake, it's Nevada"?

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