Michigan’s first proposed large-scale community solar program is coming under fire from clean-energy advocates who say it would prevent independent third parties from developing their own programs.
Unlike their counterparts in Wisconsin, Minnesota regulators recently rejected a proposed increase in fixed charges. But advocates are unsure if that will change the course of the debate.
Some Michigan lawmakers think comprehensive utility resource planning can take the place of renewable energy standards, but the experience of other states shows that isn't the case.
It should come as no surprise that M.A. Mortenson Company would want a piece of Minnesota's community solar action, as it has quietly become one of the nation's leading builders of solar installations.
As utilities around the U.S. have sought to increase fixed charges in response to growing numbers of customers generating their own power, a Kansas utility is taking a more targeted approach.
Shifting natural gas prices are making it a challenge for states to place their bets on the most cost-effective and least risky ways to comply with impending carbon regulations.
A Minnesota faith group will announce today an effort to make community solar more accessible to people with lower incomes.
An Iowa bill requiring a safety feature that some engineers say is unnecessary has critics wondering if the legislation is an attempt to stifle distributed generation.
Developers and Michigan’s largest municipally owned utility could nearly double the state’s solar energy portfolio by partnering in what would decidedly be the largest single solar project here.
Energy and related environment issues have so far taken a back seat in Illinois, but experts and advocates are watching closely for signs of what the new Republican gubernatorial administration will mean on that front.