Iowa electric company wants to punish people who install solar panels

This is a great argument for having electricity delivered by a publicly-owned co-op.

The Midamerican/Carlson bill guts net metering, which will add about $300/year to the power bills of households that install solar panels, using a common anti-solar argument that falsely claims that solar users are more expensive for utilities to service and thus receive a subsidy from households that do not have solar (in reality, part of the installation cost of solar paid by homeowners includes the infrastructure costs to connect to the grid).

The argument is nonsense (read the article to learn more). The bill was co-drafted by Midamerican lobbyists and introduced by their sock puppet, state representative Gary Carlson.

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