Political tide turning against solar in California, warns ally

After a long run of legislative success, pro-renewables policies in California are facing “a very big push-back”, says one of the industry’s political champions.

“California was already way ahead of other states regarding our policies in both climate protection and renewables, but the last three years we did more,” says State Assembly member Nancy Skinner, a Democrat who has co-sponsored numerous bills for solar and other renewables and, most recently, legislation to open the market for energy storage.

“Now we are experiencing a very big push-back, from the utilities, from various companies,” she told a gathering of solar executives on the sidelines of Intersolar North America.

“It’s sort of like, ‘Oh, you’ve given those renewable Log in to read complete article.

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