Iowa’s new solar law already at risk at the federal level

Iowa Environmental Council

This year’s state legislative session brought about a new law, passed unanimously by our legislature, meant to help solar energy shine bright in Iowa for years to come. The Iowa Environmental Council was proud to work with stakeholders like the solar industry, utilities and the pork producers to find solutions that work for all Iowans and provide predictability.

However, a dark-money group from the East Coast, the New England Ratepayers Association (NERA), has petitioned the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to take away Iowa’s right to regulate customer-owned solar. This move could undo the work of Iowa lawmakers and stakeholders in SF 583.

Read more in the June 25 Kossuth County Advance.

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