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Aug 01, 2014, 01:38 ET
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The Alliance for Solar Choice Supports Massachusetts solar legislation

 The Alliance for Solar Choice (TASC) supports the passage of today's important solar legislation, H. 4185.  As passed, the...

Jul 28, 2014, 15:05 ET
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New Finding Reveals Xcel Flip Flop on Solar Net Metering

Last week in Denver, Coloradans packed into the Public Utilities Commission meeting rooms to support the cornerstone rooftop solar policy net...

Jun 19, 2014, 11:18 ET
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Florida Utilities Attempting to Silence Solar Advocates

Florida utilities are lobbying to shut rooftop solar out of a Public Service Commission proceeding that will shape the future of rooftop solar in...

Jun 11, 2014, 09:00 ET
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The Alliance for Solar Choice Supports Solar Common Ground with Utilities in Massachusetts

The Alliance for Solar Choice (TASC), additional solar industry groups, Massachusetts utilities, and the Department of Energy Resources (DOER) will...

May 14, 2014, 16:20 ET
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Poll Shows Majority of Maine Residents Oppose Standby Charges on Solar Customers

 A new poll, funded by the Alliance for Solar Choice, finds that eight out of ten Mainers (82%) oppose adding a charge on customers that...

May 08, 2014, 12:34 ET
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Demeter Power Group Joins The Alliance for Solar Choice

The Alliance for Solar Choice (TASC) today announced the addition of Demeter Power as a member company.  TASC is leading the solar industry's...

Apr 23, 2014, 19:58 ET
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New Poll Shows Hawaiian Electric Fails To Meet Customer Appetite For Solar

 A new opinion poll reveals that Hawaiian Electric (HECO) has a significant public image problem: an overwhelming number of Hawaii residents...

Apr 22, 2014, 13:40 ET
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The Alliance for Solar Choice Applauds Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin and Secretary of Energy and Environment Michael Teague for Leading on Distributed Generation

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin has signed an Executive Order to promote the growth of distributed solar and wind in Oklahoma.  Governor Fallin...

Apr 03, 2014, 15:07 ET
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Report: With an Army of Lobbyists and Vaults of Cash, Florida Utilities Suppress Competition, Gouge Ratepayers

According to a new report released this week by Integrity Florida, and funded by the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, Florida's electric...

Mar 25, 2014, 14:41 ET
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Solar Extends Win Streak with Vermont Decision

The Alliance for Solar Choice (TASC) today announced yet another win for rooftop solar: the Vermont Legislature voted to increase the state's solar...

Mar 18, 2014, 15:58 ET
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Rooftop Solar Defeats ALEC in Two Net Metering Attacks

 The Alliance for Solar Choice (TASC) today announced two new wins for rooftop solar in 2014 as the public continues to defeat attacks from...

Mar 12, 2014, 11:52 ET
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New Poll Shows Bipartisan Support for Rooftop Solar in Florida

A new poll, commissioned by The Alliance for Solar Choice, finds that more than three out of four Florida voters (77%) support net metering, a...

Feb 20, 2014, 12:52 ET
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The Alliance for Solar Choice Questions Motive of Northeast Utilities System

Last week, Northeast Utilities System (NU) in Massachusetts opposed a plan that would bring economic growth to the state while boosting use of...

Jan 30, 2014, 13:37 ET
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TASC to Former Duke Energy CEO Jim Rogers: "We couldn't have said it better ourselves."

Dear Mr. Rogers, We read your interview with Martin Rosenberg of EnergyBiz. In particular, these remarks stand out: ENERGYBIZ: If you were...

Jan 22, 2014, 11:47 ET
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The Alliance for Solar Choice Applauds Colorado Energy Office for Leadership on Critical PUC Decision

Today the Colorado Energy Office (CEO) filed a motion with the Public Utilities Commission to sever issues related to net metering from the 2014...

Dec 11, 2013, 16:26 ET
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30,000 Coloradans Petition Xcel Energy to Withdraw Anti-Solar Proposal

 Today nearly 300 concerned Coloradans converged in Denver to oppose a proposal from Xcel Energy to roll back one of the state's most...

Dec 09, 2013, 17:44 ET
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The Alliance for Solar Choice Applauds Former Florida Governor and Gubernatorial Candidate Charlie Crist

The Alliance for Solar Choice (TASC) applauds former Florida Governor and gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist for his commitment to solar...

Dec 04, 2013, 11:29 ET
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New Poll shows Coloradans Support Net Metering and Reject Xcel's Proposal to Roll Back Colorado's Successful Rooftop Solar Policies

A new poll finds that nearly four in five Colorado voters (78%) support solar net metering, a successful renewable energy policy that monopoly...

Nov 08, 2013, 10:13 ET
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As Xcel Follows National Playbook to Attack Solar, Ballot Results Say 'Not in Colorado'

 On the heels of Xcel's second failure to stop the citizens of Boulder from taking control of their electricity, the utility is attacking...

Nov 05, 2013, 18:06 ET
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TASC Calls on Edison Electric Institute to Disavow APS Dark Money Tactics

As Arizona utility APS falls deeper into scandal after lying about funding dark money organizations to attack rooftop solar, the Alliance for...