CARSON CITY, Nev., Dec. 22, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, the Nevada Public Utilities Commission, appointed by Governor Brian Sandoval, ignored months of public input and over 30,000 public comments and voted in favor of solar fees.
Bryan Miller, Senior Vice President of Public Policy and Power Markets at Sunrun and President of The Alliance for Solar Choice (TASC), released the following statement:
“We believe the Commission’s decision flies in the face of Nevada law, which requires the state to 'encourage private investment in renewable energy resources, stimulate the economic growth of this State; and enhance the continued diversification of the energy resources used in this State' through net metering. We believe the Commission, appointed by Governor Sandoval, has done the exact opposite today.
“In a similar situation in Wisconsin, the Commission acted without evidence and attempted to eliminate the solar industry. TASC sued and TASC won, and TASC expects to do the same here.
“Sunrun is currently suing Governor Sandoval for failing to comply with a public records request that will show the truth about NV Energy's political influence in his office, and which led to today's illegal decision.”
Contact: Lauren Randall, Sunrun firstname.lastname@example.org 781-608-1485