New board members helped push the Omaha Public Power District to commit to net-zero emissions by 2050.
Without programs encouraging drivers to charge overnight, utilities worry electric vehicles will strain the grid at peak times.
State regulators recently extended a DTE Energy program that allows customers to pay extra for renewable gas offsets.
A recent survey suggests customers are open to alternative rates, and many think they already participate in them.
Whether waste-to-energy is “renewable” is debatable. It’s also irrelevant, writes Roger Ballentine, president of Green Strategies, Inc.