26 Apr '16, 9am

US Senate scraps retroactive net metering protection provision

US Senate scraps retroactive net metering protection provision

A new provision under the Energy Modernisation Act now requires the DOE to ensure owners of DERs are properly compensated. Source: Flickr - Europressedienst Last Wednesday, the US Senate passed a long-awaited energy bill as a bipartisan measure to modernise the nation’s oil, gas and electricity systems and align them with more climate-friendly solutions. The bill, approved 85 to 12, is set to respond to the US’ ever-transforming energy landscape. It promotes renewable energy, energy efficiency and the mitigation of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. As might be expected, the bill includes certain provisions that could prove useful for solar. Notably however, a proposed amendment that would protect against retroactive solar net-metering was not included in the final writing of the bill. In February, US senators Angus King and Harry Reid attempting to put forward an amendment a...

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