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Dec 01, 2016, 20:35 ET The Alliance for Solar Choice: Illinois Energy Bill Passes Without Anti-Solar, Anti-Consumer Provisions

Illinois legislators voted today to pass energy legislation (S.B. 2814) without anti-consumer, anti-solar proposals like mandatory demand charges...


Oct 27, 2016, 20:00 ET TASC: Governor Cuomo and Policymakers Release Plan to Keep Solar Growing in New York

Today, New York's Department of Public Services staff issued a report that takes a first step towards estimating the value of rooftop solar and...


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...


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...


Jan 22, 2015, 14:59 ET Solar Groups Appeal Public Service Commission Decision to Impose Unwarranted Fees on Wisconsinites

The Alliance for Solar Choice (TASC) and RENEW Wisconsin today filed an appeal of the Wisconsin Public Service Commission's December decision to...


Dec 15, 2014, 08:01 ET South Carolina Becomes 44th State with Solar Net Metering - 7th Net Metering Expansion in 2014

In the final weeks of 2014, The Alliance for Solar Choice (TASC) secured solar net metering for South Carolina. With this expansion, South Carolina...


Oct 09, 2014, 11:14 ET TASC: We Energies' Own Study Refutes the Utility's Attacks on Rooftop Solar

Milwaukee saw the largest public outcry in the Public Service Commission's history yesterday as Wisconsinites rallied to oppose We Energies attacks...


Sep 24, 2014, 14:26 ET IRS to Review Tax Implications of Value of Solar Tariffs

The Alliance for Solar Choice today announced that the filing of an Information Letter Request with the IRS this week is drawing more attention to...


Aug 01, 2014, 01:38 ET 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 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...


May 14, 2014, 16:20 ET 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 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...