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 […]
It should not be the role of government to make solar energy more price competitive; it should be the role of solar companies. That is the thesis of this piece by Jessica Lowman in today’s Forbes. You can read her piece in its entirety at Forbes.
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 […]
Today’s The Daily Signal, published by the Heritage Foundation, discusses the growing consumer rip off by solar panel leasing contractors. The piece extensively quotes Steve Pociask of ACI and can be viewed at The Daily Signal.
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.
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 […]
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 […]