Barry Goldwater Jr: Conservatives Should Vote No On Amendment 1

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How should conservatives vote on Amendment 1? That’s a question voters across Florida are asking and one that many in the media have asked me over the last few weeks. The answer is: “NO”! For centuries, American conservatism has been guided by the principles of small government and limited regulation. Unnecessary government regulations can harm economic progress and infringe upon …

Protesters gather at PUC meeting on solar rate hike

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Protesters in favor of rooftop solar panels gathered at a packed Public Utilities Commission meeting Wednesday morning. FOX5 Vegas – KVVU Source: http://www.fox5vegas.com/Clip/12136212/protesters-gather-at-puc-meeting-on-solar-rate-hike#ixzz3xi3wgXnu

TV Coverage on CBS Las Vegas

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Thousands of requests to suspend controversial rate hikes. The increase effects rooftop solar customers. The group Alliance for solar choice says customers will start seeing their service charges climb to $17.90 a month and people are upset because it was much lower just a few days ago. The new rate hike took effect on January first before the new year. Solar energy customers were only paying $12.75 a month. Yesterday thousands of people made their voices heard in a special …

Nevada regulators keep new rate hikes for rooftop solar

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The Nevada Public Utilities Commission voted unanimously on Wednesday against a stay in new rates for customers of rooftop solar. Tensions ran high at the regulatory hearing on rooftop solar in Carson City as hundreds of people, including an actor from the “Avengers” franchise, voiced opposition to a controversial ruling by the state agency from last year. The hearing was …

Nevada PUC: Yes To Casinos, No To Rooftop Solar Customers

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It was round two of the state’s defense of its move to change the rates rooftop solar customers. And the outcome was little different than round one. Heidi Kyser, writer for Nevada Public Radio’s “Desert Companion” magazine, said a meeting of the Nevada Public Utilities Commission Thursday attracted hundreds of people. Most of those were angry rooftop solar customers. They …

Utility regulators reject call to delay new rooftop-solar rates

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CARSON CITY — State utility regulators on Wednesday rejected a call to stay new rooftop-solar rates for net metering customers despite a daylong hearing that saw dozens of homeowners ask for a delay while the Dec. 22 decision is reconsidered. The Public Utilities Commission voted unanimously to reject a delay in the implementation of the new rates after hours of public …

Nevada regulators deny requests to pause rooftop solar rate hike

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Framed by a string of public comments from solar customers, employees and activists, the Nevada Public Utilities Commission denied petitions Wednesday to halt increases to rooftop solar bills, ensuring that the rates remain in effect as the commission considers appeals. Before the vote, commissioners heard hours of public comment from activists, some of whom lined up to speak an hour …

Demonstrators Voice Opposition To Oklahoma Gas & Electric Solar Energy Charges

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About 30 demonstrators gathered outside the Oklahoma Corporation Commission on Tuesday. Holding yellow umbrellas and chanting “Don’t Block The Sun,” the protesters spoke out against a proposal by Oklahoma Gas and Electric to include a demand charge on the bills of rooftop solar customers. Mark Davies is the director of the World House Institute for Social and Ecological Responsibility at …

Concerned Oklahomans Hold Rally Against OG&E’s Anti-Solar Proposal, Urging “Don’t Block the Sun”

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OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Today dozens of rooftop solar advocates gathered in front of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission to rally for solar choice in light of OG&E’s proposed solar fees. Representatives from diverse groups led the crowd in calling for OG&E to stop attacking rooftop solar in attempt to protect their utility monopoly. Holding bright yellow umbrellas …