30 Jan '14, 6pm

Colorado to take deeper look at net metering issues; policy saved for now #solar

The Colorado Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has approved a motion by the Colorado Energy Office to move issues related to the U.S. state's net metering policy to a new docket, delaying an attempt by Xcel Energy Inc. (Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.) to effectively cap the policy. Vote Solar Initiative (San Francisco, California, U.S.) says that this will allow for a “diverse stakeholder discussion” about the future of solar in Colorado. A recent poll had indicated that Xcel's proposal was unpopular with state residents, with 78% supporting net metering. “The vast majority of Coloradans want rooftop solar to be more available and more affordable,” said Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association (COSEIA) Executive Director Edward Stern. “This is truly about power to the people.” “This decision today helps ensure a thoughtful discussion about the value of rooftop solar. We...

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