U.S. Chamber of Commerce Choose Sides in the Solar Power Debate
"The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the latest conservative group to start spreading anti-solar messages," according to an article by Ben Adler.
In an email sent to supporters on Wednesday, the chamber attacks net metering, a policy in place in many states that pays people with solar panels on their roofs for the electricity they feed into the grid. The group also posted a video on YouTube last week making its anti-net metering case.
Adler also shares a critical take on the Chamber's communications, also placing the news in context of public relations communications in recent weeks by the Edison Electric Institute, a trade association representing utilities.
Planetizen has also provided ongoing coverage of net metering and the ongoing battle between distributed solar power and traditional electric utilities.