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Mississippi, one of the last states that have not created a net metering policy, might soon have a rule created. On Tuesday, the state Public Service Commission (PSC) voted unanimously to issue rules that will create a framework allowing customers to install rooftop solar and sell excess electricity to their utility company. Public comments are...
Solar

As most readers know, it’s difficult to find the truth in a political debate. When it comes to solar, the opposition to solar almost never tell the truth. This holds true for members of the Louisiana Public Service Commission and its plan for a cost/benefit analysis regarding net metering.
Baseload

Within the past year, a bevy of independent, financial analysts (Lazard, Citi, Credit Suisse, McKinsey and Company, Sanford Bernstein, Morningstar) have heralded an economic revolution in the electricity sector. A quarter of a century of technological progress has led to the conclusion that over the course of the next decade a combination of efficiency, renewables and gas will meet the need for new resources and more importantly, render the antiquated baseload model largely obsolete.
Bioenergy

A solar installation built adjacent to a natural gas-fired power plant in Florida; a hydroelectric plant needed to meet an expected 6 percent annual growth in Chile; a coal-fired power plant that also burns biomass in Virginia; and a solar power plant built on a former lignite mining strip in Germany. These projects and more...
Solar

The road to "America's Energy Independence" – which both Democratic and GOP candidates have spoken about in this election year's presidential campaigns – is, much like Louisiana roads, destined to have a few bumps in it.
Bioenergy

Over the course of my week long orientation at Vermont Law School I had a chance to visit Montpelier, Vermont and hear from state legislative leaders and attorneys about a variety of issues, including taxes, the structure of government in Vermont and the state’s primary elections that took place earlier this week. In addition, I...