State regulators dealt a setback to solar developers last month, but some think it could become a blessing in disguise.
Campaign finance records show an uptick in activity as lawmakers challenged a critic of the utility industry’s agenda.
Consumers Energy failed to develop data and facts to justify slashing solar credits almost in half, challengers say.
Consumers Energy will help up to 100,000 customers buy smart thermostats as part of an effort to minimize the need for expensive peak power.
The process requires utilities to account for the costs and benefits of renewables, efficiency, and fossil fuel investments.