Solar Groups Partner to Uncover AEP’s Deceptive Tactics to Kill Competition and Hurt Customers

TUSK Admin Arkansas, Indiana, Louisiana, West Virginia

COLUMBUS, OH, February 26, 2015 — Solar advocacy groups The Alliance for Solar Choice (TASC) and Tell Utilities Solar won’t be Killed (TUSK) today announced the launch of a new watchdog site, unamericanelectricpower.com. The site is dedicated to uncovering deceptive behavior from American Electric Power (AEP) and its affiliates.  It features an anonymous whistleblower hotline for current and former AEP …

Inside the Coming Showdown Over Rooftop Solar in Indiana

TUSK Admin Indiana

A revolutionary alliance of conservative and liberal renewables advocates is watching events in Indiana, where they say Republican-sponsored legislation may threaten solar growth. The Green Tea Coalition has changed the politics of renewable energy in other states. Its leaders are now studying Indiana’s HB 1320, which State Representative and bill sponsor Eric Koch (R) calls a pro-solar bill. Solar advocates …

A Bill to Kill Solar Power in Indiana?

TUSK Admin Indiana

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Clean-energy supporters and utilities are at odds over a new bill at the statehouse. Electricity customers in Indiana who use solar power receive credits for selling excess power back to the grid, but HB 1320 would minimize those credits, and allow utilities to set fixed charges for solar users. Brad Morton, owner of Morton Solar in Evansville, …

Proposed Bill Could Mean Change For Solar Companies & Customers

TUSK Admin Indiana

A new bill proposed in Indiana is causing some friction between solar companies and utility companies. After seeing House Bill 1320, the owner of a local solar energy company is speaking out against it. Some customers are backing him. “It’s just great to have a teeny tiny little electric bill every month,” says Lynnette Lewellyn. Lewellyn says she switched to …