E&E News discusses 4 solar fights critical for 100% clean electricity.
Residential solar policy isn’t as widely tracked as the presidential election, but it is decided in much the same way: state by state.
That’s important as President-elect Joe Biden’s 100% clean power agenda may depend in part on state policies that he doesn’t control.
Regulators from California to Connecticut, for example, have big calls to make in the months and years ahead on solar and net metering. And, like the Electoral College, state solar decisions will carry collective weight.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission confirmed the role of states in rooftop solar policy over the summer, rejecting a petition seeking to end net metering nationally (Energywire, July 17).