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USA Today: Electric Companies Overspend by Billions

A new report by a former federal regulator documents how the lack of competition has let electric utilities overspend billions of dollars in transmission and other projects. The report estimates $8 billion in ratepayer savings in the next five years alone nationwide if just one-third of transmission projects were opened up to competition. Read the USA Today coverage of the…

Watch: Solar Bill of Rights Kickoff footage

Missed the Solar Bill of Rights Kickoff? We got you covered — check out the awesome speakers and some news clips. Thanks to Senator Scott Wiener’s office for the video footage. Act I: The BiPartisan Duo CA State Senator Scott Wiener CA State Senator Jim Nielsen Act II: The Farmer, The Homeowner, The School Official Central Valley Farmer Bill Carriere…

How we will fight barriers to solar in 2019

Solar Alliance

As the sun rises over 2019, our top priority is to fend off an expected utility attack on the net metering credit. But solar users might have a shot at knocking down several other big barriers to solar. Here’s how your voice will be critical. Defending net metering The biggest battle of 2019 will likely be over the continuation of…

How’s your town doing on solar?

Curious how your town and county stacks up with others in California on solar? We were, too. So we matched state solar installation and population data and calculated the number of solar installations per capita for every county and town in California.*  Figures are accurate as of roughly September. Click to view the full data set including your city and county…

Solar WakeUp Features Solar Rights Alliance

Influential solar newsletter SolarWakeUp featured a Q & A with Solar Rights Alliance executive director Dave Rosenfeld today. It’s a good window into what we’re trying to accomplish. Read the interview here. We’re grateful to SolarWakeUp for the exposure. They asked good questions, about Solar Rights Alliance’s mission and accomplishments, and also how we are building the organization to make…