Barry Goldwater, Jr. speaking at the 2015 Arizona Young Americans for Liberty State Convention at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona.

Q&A: Barry Goldwater, Jr.’s fight for solar power

Barry Goldwater, Jr. is a prominent conservative and chairman of the group Tell Utilities Solar won’t be Killed (TUSK). Goldwater and his associates are pushing for net metering solar policies that are favorable to utility customers in 17 states across the country, including Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana and Kansas. Last week Goldwater talked with Midwest Energy News about utility arguments, "green tea" and splits within the Republican Party.

Solar array at the Toledo Zoo. SB 310 has jeopardized future solar developments.

Ohio’s green energy companies look to greener pastures

In 2014, Ohio Senate Bill 310 temporarily rolled back renewable and energy efficiency standards. On its heels, state House Bill 483 significantly increased the property setback for wind turbines, thus increasing project costs. Now clean energy business executives and advocates say that money is flowing out of Ohio at a rapid rate as renewable energy companies look to greener pastures for their products and services.