15 Oct '15, 11am

Report Names Funders Of Anti-Solar-Power Initiatives & Legislation

By Stephen Edelstein 88 views Oct 15, 2015 Electricity grid substation (Image: FirstEnergy Corp on Flickr, used under CC license) Enlarge Photo As home-solar installations proliferate, electric utilities are worried about what affect that could have on their business. There's been much talk among analysts about whether distributed generation of electricity from renewable sources could threaten the traditional grid-based model. Now, a new report from advocacy group Environment America claims that specific utilities and related groups are actively trying to quash solar power. DON'T MISS: As Solar Power Spreads, Diverse Users Fight Utility Attempts To Penalize It Titled "Blocking the Sun," the report (pdf ) names 12 electric utilities and advocacy groups backed by the fossil-fuel industry that its authors claim are running "some of the most aggressive campaigns to slow the gr...

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