The Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative suggests utilities could boost participation by not treating customers the same.
A draft operating plan released Friday calls for a shift to natural gas and distributed generation.
The Massachusetts program will offer training and other services to student activists across the country.
Gross metering charges solar customers for power they generate regardless whether it ever touches the grid.
Some environmental groups see a proposed nuclear power plant bailout as an opportunity to boost clean energy, too.
A ban on land-based wind projects expired, but industry leaders say new onshore development isn’t a current priority.