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05 Oct
Power to the People: What's Really Happening With Net Metering
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Resource Type : News Article
Topic : Net Energy Metering    Opposition Item    
State : Massachusetts    
Author : Fredrick Hewett
Adoption Year : 2017
Utilities in Massachusetts are pushing the narrative that customers with solar panels who zero out their electric bills via net metering are putting the cost of maintaing the grid to those without solar. This false narrative is the utility attempt to hold on to energy policies from the past. The continuing growth of solar energy and other renewables will inevitably phase out fossil fuels and force society to find answers to the business, economic and technological questions about our clean energy future.
12 Sep
Incentivizing Solar Energy: An In-Depth Analysis of U.S. Solar Incentives
Monday, September 12, 2016
Resource Type : Research or Whitepaper
Topic : Opposition Item    Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Arizona    California    Connecticut    Florida    Georgia    Illinois    Louisiana    Maine    Massachusetts    Michigan    Minnesota    Nevada    New Hampshire    New Jersey    North Carolina    
Author : Consumer Energy Alliance, Report prepared by: Borlick Associates, LLC
Adoption Year : 2016
From the Executive Summary: To stimulate renewable energy development, governments at the local, state and federal level have provided a myriad of incentives for residential electricity customers who install solar panels on their roofs, some of which overlap. The combined effect of these incentives is quite substantial – particularly in light of the dramatic decline in the cost of solar panels that has recently occurred. This report aims to inform policymakers by quantifying the total incentives as a percentage of the installed cost of a ty
04 Aug
Direct Testimony of Karl R. Rabago on behalf of the Georgia Solar Energy Industries Association In re: Georgia Power Company's Application for Approval of its 2013 Integrated Resource Plan, Docket No. 36498
Thursday, August 4, 2016
Resource Type : Testimony
Topic : Opposition Item    
State : Georgia    
Author : Karl R. Rábago (Rabago)
Adoption Year : 2013
In the testimony, Karl Rabago addresses the deficiencies in the Company’s IRP related to renewable energy, distributed solar in particular. He identifies the major analytical weaknesses underlying the Plan – that the Company fails to recognize the value of distributed solar and that the value of solar is not reasonably reflected in the prices paid for solar energy.
06 May
State of North Carolina Utilities Commission Raleigh -- Order Setting Avoided Cost Input Parameters
Friday, May 6, 2016
Resource Type : Legislation, Tariff, or Rule
Topic : Opposition Item    Tax Issues    Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : North Carolina    
Author : North Carolina Utilities Commission
Adoption Year : 2014
North Carolina Utilities Commission Docket No. E-100, Sub 140. An Order, including facts, evidence, and discussion, by the North Carolina Utilities Commission establishing avoided cost rates and tariffs and mandating specific methods to calculate a number of rates, either incorporating or not incorporating certain costs and benefits.
13 Apr
Solar Industry Gathers to Fight CPS Energy's SunCredit Program
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Resource Type : News Article
Topic : Opposition Item    
State : Texas    
Author : James Boyd, Renewableenergyworld.com
Adoption Year : 2013
Article using Austin VOS program as example for working system to distinguish from propose change to San Antonio program that would make ROI longer for solar users
13 Apr
Power Grab: San Antonio’s CPS Looks to Eliminate Net Metering
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Resource Type : Blog Post
Topic : Net Energy Metering    Opposition Item    Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Texas    
Author : Annie Lappe, Greentech Media
Adoption Year : 2013
Article that summarizes the CPS plan to eliminate net metering
13 Apr
NV Energy CEO: Solar Has Gotten a "Free Ride" On the Grid
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Resource Type : News Article
Topic : Opposition Item    Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Nevada    
Author : Herman Trabish
Adoption Year : 2013
Debate between NV Energy CEO and Karl Rábago on how to value solar PV; more space given to the anti-VOS argument, and some fear-mongering about the wrong people paying for solar involved.
08 Apr
The Future of Solar Energy
Friday, April 8, 2016
Resource Type : Research or Whitepaper
Topic : Opposition Item    Technology    
State : @National    
Author : Energy Initiative - Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Adoption Year : 2015
This study examines the current state of U.S. solar electricity generation, the several technological approaches that have been and could be followed to convert sunlight to electricity, and the market and policy environments the solar industry has faced. Our objective is to assess solar energy’s current and potential competitive position and to identify changes in U.S. government policies that could more efficiently and effectively support the industry’s robust, long-term growth.
08 Apr
Cost of rooftop solar panels disproportionately impacts the poor
Friday, April 8, 2016
Resource Type : News Article
Topic : Opposition Item    
State : @National    
Author : Antoine Abou-Diwan
Adoption Year : 2014
Points out success of group installing solar for low-income households, but also states that households that don't get solar panels will have to pay for the cost of others' installations
31 Mar
MIT: Solar should ditch net metering, fight for federal tax incentives
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Resource Type : Research or Whitepaper
Topic : Net Energy Metering    Opposition Item    
State : @Federal    @Federal    
Author : Herman K. Trabish at Utility Dive
Adoption Year : 2015
This article briefly mentions a part of the MIT report on the future of solar energy and gives its insight.  The article states seemingly supports the idea of thin-film technologies.  It states they could be made from earth-abundant materials to produce higher-efficiency, lower cost, lighter-weight modules to help overcome current barriers such as high balance of system costs.
31 Mar
Net Metering: An issue paper of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Resource Type : Research or Whitepaper
Topic : Net Energy Metering    Opposition Item    
State : @National    
Author : National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Adoption Year : 2012
This white paper answers several questions, such as: What is net metering? Why do so many states have net metering rules? Why are utilities concerned about net metering? What is aggregated net metering, community net metering? How can we gain the benefits of net metering without unfair cost shifting?
31 Mar
Public Comment Letter of the Alliance for Solar Choice re Application of Arizona Public Service Company for Approval of Net Metering Cost Shift Solutions, Docket No. E-01345A-13-0248
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Resource Type : Legislation, Tariff, or Rule
Topic : Opposition Item    Tax Issues    
State : Arizona    
Author : The Alliance for Solar Choice
Adoption Year : 2013
A letter addressing the tax consequences of the Application of Arizona Public Service Company for Approval of Net Metering Cost Shift Solutions. The letter with attached memorandum confirms Arizona Public Service Company's requirement will essentially exchange federal tax credits for federal taxes, reversing the existing flow of money into Arizona. Moreover, payments received by an APS customer under the Company's proposal will likely increase the customer's taxable gross income. The Alliance for Solar Choice entered the memorandum into the
30 Mar
California Solar Initiative Cost-Effectiveness Evaluation
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Resource Type : VOS Study or Benefit Cost Analysis
Topic : Net Energy Metering    Opposition Item    Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : California    
Author : Energy and Environmental Economics, Inc.
Adoption Year : 2011
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) retained Energy and Environmental Economics, Inc. (E3) to perform a cost-effectiveness evaluation of the California Solar Initiative (CSI) in accordance with the CSI Program Evaluation Plan. This evaluation of the CSI program is one component of a larger contract award and analysis plan that also includes cost-effectiveness evaluation of Net Energy Metering (NEM), completed by E3 in January 2010, and a comparative distributed generation (DG) analysis, to be completed by E3 in 2011. Three distinc