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Aug 18, 2016, 16:58 ET El Paso Electric Settlement to Drop Solar Demand Charges Part of Growing Trend

Today, the Texas Public Utilities Commission approved a settlement supported by El Paso Electric, the Office of Public Utility Counsel, Energy...


Jul 15, 2016, 21:29 ET Hawaii Environmental, Consumer, Business Groups Applaud Rejection of NextEra Takeover

Today, a broad coalition of environmental, consumer, and business parties joined together to praise the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission's...


Jun 09, 2016, 18:06 ET More Than One Hundred Coloradans Gather to Tell Commission to Protect Solar

Today, more than one hundred Colorado solar energy workers, customers, and supporters gathered on the steps of the Colorado State Capitol to show...


May 02, 2016, 20:10 ET TASC Commends Governor Hassan's Commitment to Solar Net Metering in New Hampshire

Today, New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan signed HB 1116, legislation that raises an arbitrary cap on rooftop solar in New Hampshire so that the...


Mar 22, 2016, 13:00 ET New Poll: Solar Energy Could Push Independent Voters in Critical Swing States

 Independent voters in key swing states would be more likely to vote for a Republican candidate who vocally supported solar energy, according...


Feb 13, 2016, 11:00 ET TASC: Sandoval Lies to Nevadans Again

Following the Commission's decision to reject proposals that would keep existing solar customers on net metering for 20 years, Governor Brian...


Feb 11, 2016, 12:27 ET TASC: Governor Sandoval's Commission Again Protects NV Energy Monopoly over Solar Customers

In a draft order submitted by Commissioner David Noble on Wednesday, Noble ignores all of the parties to the case by refusing to allow solar...


Feb 02, 2016, 18:35 ET TASC Calls on Senate to Adopt King-Reid Free Market Energy Bill

Senate energy leaders Angus King (I-Maine) and Harry Reid (D-Nevada) filed an amendment to the Senate energy bill to give states the authority to...


Feb 01, 2016, 19:58 ET NV Energy Proposal on Grandfathering Another 'Bait and Switch' for Nevada Solar Customers

 Today, NV Energy submitted its proposal to the Nevada Public Utilities Commission on rates for existing solar customers. Despite previous...


Jan 28, 2016, 14:50 ET California Public Utilities Commission Votes to Uphold Solar Net Metering, Protect Consumer Choice

 After a multi-year process, and a multi-million dollar utility campaign to eliminate solar competition, the California Public Utilities...


Jan 25, 2016, 16:31 ET The Alliance for Solar Choice (TASC) Statement on NV Energy 20-Year Solar Net Metering Grandfathering Proposal

 Today, NV Energy announced a proposal to keep existing rooftop solar customers on net metering for up to 20 years. Bryan Miller, President of...


Jan 25, 2016, 12:45 ET National Conservative Group, Local Solar Installers Back New Petition Calling on Governor Sandoval to Remove Anti-Solar Commission

 Today, the national Conservatives for Energy Freedom organization, a group of local and national solar companies, a newly-formed Nevada Solar...


Jan 12, 2016, 13:11 ET Governor Sandoval Parrots NV Energy's Talking Points on Solar Charges, then Admits He "Hasn't Done the Math" to Support Them

 Last week, Governor Sandoval was asked by a local ABC news reporter how his Public Utilities Commission came up with the new extreme rates for...


Jan 11, 2016, 08:00 ET New Poll: New Hampshire Voters Support Solar Net Metering, Oppose Cap on Solar Growth

 A new state-wide poll found that 4 out of 5 New Hampshire voters favor solar as an energy source and a clear majority support New Hampshire's...


Nov 18, 2015, 18:46 ET New Poll: Approval Ratings for Public Officials Plummet in Response to New Solar Charges

The Alliance for Solar Choice (TASC) released a poll today showing that an overwhelming majority of the public supports more rooftop solar in...


Sep 02, 2015, 17:24 ET TASC Kicks Off National Campaign Urging Congress to Support Solar this Year

Today, The Alliance for Solar Choice (TASC) launched a new website WeAreTeamSolar.com to urge federal legislators to support solar by including it...


Aug 26, 2015, 17:54 ET Nevada Public Utilities Commission Issues Ruling on Interim Solar Tariff

Today, the Public Utilities Commission voted to keep solar net metered customers on existing rates until the Commissioners determine long-term...


Aug 12, 2015, 14:51 ET TASC: OG&E Attempts to Bulldoze Executive Intent with Anti-Consumer Solar Rate Proposal

On July 31, 2015, OG&E filed its distributed generation rate tariff in stark opposition to Executive intent and unprecedented in its...


Jun 04, 2015, 08:00 ET TASC Applauds Georgia House Representative Dudgeon for Standing up for Free Markets and Solar Choice

 Governor Deal recently signed legislation to enable competitive financing for rooftop solar generation for homeowners and businesses across...


Jun 01, 2015, 09:00 ET New Poll: Kansans Oppose Westar Energy's Anti-Solar Proposal

 A new poll conducted by Magellan Strategies and commissioned by The Alliance for Solar Choice (TASC) found that 73% of Kansans agree that the...


May 27, 2015, 15:32 ET TASC Applauds Collaboration between Solar Companies, Utilities, and Solar Advocates

The Alliance for Solar Choice (TASC) and South Carolina Electric & Gas (SCE&G) agreed yesterday on a residential solar program that will...


May 25, 2015, 22:47 ET NV Energy and The Alliance for Solar Choice Announce Net Metering Compromise

 NV Energy and The Alliance For Solar Choice (TASC) today announced joint support for the following Amendment to SB 374. As amended, SB 374...


May 18, 2015, 08:00 ET TASC Asks South Carolina's Legislators to Take Action on Property Tax to Protect the Landmark Solar Act

Last week The Alliance for Solar Choice (TASC), along with Duke Energy, the Office of Regulatory Staff, and other clean energy stakeholders,...


Apr 29, 2015, 03:01 ET New Poll: Nevadans are Less Likely to Vote for Politicians Who Fail to Raise the Solar Cap

 A new poll conducted by Wilson Perkins Allen Opinion Research and commissioned by The Alliance for Solar Choice (TASC) found that 74% of...


Apr 15, 2015, 16:55 ET TASC: Governor Martinez Vetoes Bipartisan Solar Job Creation Bill in New Mexico

 The Alliance for Solar Choice (TASC), the nation's rooftop solar industry group, is disappointed that Governor Martinez vetoed Senate Bill...