Washington Post: Utilities wage campaign against rooftop solar

This article by Joby Warrick was originally posted by the Washington Post on Sunday, March 7, 2015.

Excerpt:

“The utilities are fighting tooth and nail,” said Scott Peterson, director of the Checks and Balances Project, a Virginia nonprofit that investigates lobbyists’ ties to regulatory agencies. Peterson, who has tracked the industry’s two-year legislative fight, said the pivot to public utility commissions moves the battle to friendlier terrain for utilities. The commissions, usually made up of political appointees, “have enormous power, and no one really watches them,” Peterson said.

Patterson Clark and Joby Warrick/The Washington Post.

Patterson Clark and Joby Warrick/The Washington Post.

 

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