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Dec 01, 2016, 08:35 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 and ...


Oct 27, 2016, 08:00 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 other ...


Aug 18, 2016, 04:58 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, 09:29 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, 06:06 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, 08:10 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, 01:00 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 to a new ...


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, 06:35 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, 07:58 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 statements...


Jan 28, 2016, 02:50 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 Commission...


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 Owners...


Jan 25, 2016, 04:31 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 The...


Jan 12, 2016, 01:11 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 solar...


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 net...


Nov 18, 2015, 06:46 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 Hawaii...


Oct 30, 2015, 03:02 ET The Alliance For Solar Choice Statement On Reversal Of Wisconsin Solar Taxes

Today the Dane County Circuit Court in Wisconsin struck down discriminatory charges on solar customers. In a verbal ruling, Judge Peter Anderson...


Sep 02, 2015, 05:24 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 in ...


Aug 26, 2015, 05:54 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 rules...


Jul 29, 2015, 06:39 ET TASC Statement on Reforming the Energy Vision

Yesterday, the New York Department of Public Service released a white paper on Track Two of its Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) proposal. The...


Jul 22, 2015, 01:08 ET TASC Praises Senator Heller for Supporting Solar Workers and Solar ITC during Senate Finance Committee Vote on Tax Credits

Yesterday, the Senate Finance Committee voted to extend a package of expiring tax credits. The package did not include a change to a commence...


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 the state....


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, 03:32 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 make solar...