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by Emma Foehringer Merchant
June 25, 2019

In the world of energy policy, not every law can be a flashy renewable portfolio standard.

Though there’s been plenty of those in 2019 — Washington state, Puerto Rico and New Mexico all recently set 100 percent clean energy or renewables targets, and New York looks poised to follow suit with a zero-carbon requirement — recent weeks have also brought a spate of humbler net-metering policies along the Eastern seaboard as many legislative sessions wind down.

The industry says many of them will boost solar in states where the market has faced serious distress.