As Rooftop Solar Rises, a Battle Over Who Gets to Own Michigan’s Renewable Energy Future Grows

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Michigan’s two biggest utilities have successfully pressured regulators to phase out net-metering, an incentive in 40 states that’s driving solar growth by paying private solar owners for their excess power. The move upends the economics of going solar for many homeowners, just as it was taking off. Though this fight is pitting utilities against clean energy advocates, the battle is bigger: It’s about fairness, and who will control our renewable energy future. Read the story.