A new study says yes. But distributed solar benefits are an elusive prize. Policy makers, power companies, and a majority of Americans are coming around to the idea that the … Continue Reading Will Investing Big in Distributed Solar Save Us Billions?
Sort of. More expensive, less well timed, grid-intensive energy efficiency. Here in California, rooftop solar has been in the news quite a bit lately, as net energy metering and other … Continue Reading Is Rooftop Solar Just Like Energy Efficiency?
California’s distributed solar policy hurts the poor. It really is that simple. California regulators and legislators are diving back into Net Energy Metering (NEM) policies, debating how much customers with … Continue Reading Rooftop Solar Inequity
To site new generation we must develop inclusive processes that don’t just reward the most influential. When you fly into Maui, at some point on the approach to Kahului airport … Continue Reading Finding Homes for Wind and Solar
Residential electricity prices in California are on an unsustainable path. The year 2021 has already had its fair share of energy and climate news: a slew of executive orders in … Continue Reading Ensuring Equity in California’s Energy Transition
If we don’t also get electricity rates right, closing one perverse incentive may just increase another. I want to begin this week’s blog by saying how great it is to … Continue Reading Can Net Metering Reform Fix the Rooftop Solar Cost Shift?
Power outages, distributed generation, and energy’s role in the pandemic topped this year’s list. This year has been profoundly challenging. A global health crisis and the impacts of measures to … Continue Reading The Most Read Energy Institute Blog Posts of 2020