House E&C Committee will table act requiring suppliers to procure increasing volumes of clean energy or face compliance payments, in a bid to reach a clean US economy by mid-century.
FERC proposals to revise 40-year-old PURPA act would only further cement utilities’ ‘monopoly status’ and harm customers, US solar industry warns.
Regulator MPSC approves settlement of dispute with Consumers Energy but solar reps believe underlying PURPA act must be enforced to stop further utility dominance.
Exempting utilities from mandatory procurement under 41-year-old PURPA law risks further harming independent producers and consumers, says PV body as it proposes way forward.
Edgar A. Gunter explores US solar's PURPA problems with Montana providing a useful case in point.
The US deployed 2,387MW of solar PV in Q2 2017, its largest ever second quarter, according to the latest reports from GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)