Well-Intentioned Energy Policies Are Hurting Consumers

For net metering to be successful, it is crucial that policymakers find solutions that produce more benefits than costs. Accomplishing this requires getting the prices correct and increasing consumer protections. To read this piece by Liam Sigaud and Krisztina Pusok, visit Inside Sources. Well-Intentioned Energy Policies Are Hurting Consumers  

Morning Consult: Reforming Net Metering Would Restore Fairness for Energy Consumers

Solar power is an important part of our energy future, but misguided net metering policies distort the market, transfer wealth from the neediest Americans to the most wealthy and incentivize fraudulent business practices that victimize consumers. The basic solution is simple: States should adopt fair, market-driven rates to compensate net metering customers. To read this […]

New ConsumerGram: The Unintended Consequences of Net Metering

At first glance, the concept of promoting rooftop solar energy seems like a good idea: homeowners are incentivized to buy or lease solar panels; they benefit from reduced reliance on their local utility for electricity; they benefit directly from clean solar energy; and they sell any excess power to the electric utility for credit or […]

Legislatures Should Put Rate Payers First When It Comes to Net Metering

Solar power is an important part of our energy future, but misguided net metering policies, like the one in New Hampshire, aim to distort the market and transfer wealth from the poorest Americans to the richest. The basic solution is simple: states should adopt fair, market-driven rates to compensate net metering customers. You can read […]

When Going Green Means Profits

Regulatory rules and government subsidies are popping up across the country to encourage consumers to put solar panels on their rooftops. In addition, new financing arrangements have enabled some consumers to lease rooftop solar panels for very little or no initial investment. On the upside, rooftop solar energy can enable a consumer to be environmentally […]

Rooftop Rip-off: ACI in the Daily Caller

This blog, written by Zack Christenson and Steve Pociask of ACI, ran in today’s Daily Caller.  It discusses how a well-intentioned concept, encouraging solar energy use in consumer homes, has some unfortunate adverse consequences, because of poorly designed regulations and leasing scams.  To read or print the piece, visit the Daily Caller.

ConsumerGram: The Unintended Consequences of Net Metering

On the surface, the concept of promoting rooftop solar energy seems like a good idea: homeowners are incentivized to buy or lease solar panels; they benefit from reduced reliance on the local utility for electricity; they benefit directly from clean solar energy; and they sell any excess power to the electric utility for credit or […]

All in the Public Interest: Part 1 – Energy Regulation

We have heard about all those “good deeds” enacted in the “public’s interest.”  However, not only do some of these “good deeds” turn out to do more harm than good for consumers, but they often have a disproportionate and negative impact on low-income consumers.  Let’s look at a few examples. Carbon Taxes The idea behind […]