Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Solar Battle Heating Up.

There's a battle brewing over solar energy credits. According to the enviro blog Treehugger.com, once the California Solar Initiative goes live in January, the PUC will award ownership of solar power credits to the utilities and not the owners of the solar arrays. The solar guys are up in arms, as you can imagine.

Treehugger points out that neither side can call the energy they sell "renewable" without owning the REC's that represent the environmental attributes of that energy.

Who Should Own Solar Renewable Energy Credits in California? [Treehugger.com]