23 Jan '15, 3pm

The Future of Solar in Wisconsin

The Future of Solar in Wisconsin

This past November, the Wisconsin Public Service Commission voted to allow the state’s major utility, Wisconsin Energy to implement a fixed rate increase for of its customers as well as lower the credit for solar that customers receive. The increase is now the highest in the U.S. and will significantly hurt citizen’s property rights as well as slow the potential for increasing residential solar generation in the state as we begin the New Year. This move by state regulators is only the most recent example of strangling the free market in the energy sector. Currently, Wisconsin provides monopoly protection for its electric utilities. This legal protection is a powerful form of subsidy provided by state law, and in Wisconsin, fully supported by a Republican controlled legislature. Yet this conflicts directly with what Republicans otherwise say about rejecting “subsidies” for ...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/blog/post/2015/01...

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