California is a bellwether for thesolarindustry, which is why a new bill being considered in the state could have wide-ranging impacts around the country. The state is currently considering legislation to enable significant changes to electricity pricing structures that could eat into the value of solar. But the industry is cautiously backing the bill because it also extends net metering policies.

The end result could have equally positive and negative consequences on net metering and solar-friendly policies. Shayle Kann of GTM Research joins the Energy Gang to look at the implications of the bill, as well as to parse the true value of solar on the grid.

We'll also discuss the viability and cleanliness of Bloom Energy's fuel cells, and talk about the slew of positive efficiency news in recent weeks.

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