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by Julia Pyper
February 05, 2016

Net metering, typically an issue for state regulators, has officially made it to the national level.

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) and Senator Angus King (I-Maine) have filed an amendment to a broad energy bill, the Energy Policy Modernization Act (S.2012), to prevent state regulators from retroactively changing net-metering arrangements. The amendment also requires that state regulators account for the benefits of distributed solar in any valuation of a net metering policy.

Meanwhile, Senator Jeff Flake (R-Arizona)...