Supporters of the legislation say it’s unfair to low-income communities to offer smaller payments for community solar.
Hog farmers’ voices are “making a huge difference” in opposing the bill, which has been awaiting a House vote since March.
A research paper says Michigan utilities use political power to deter distributed generation — and regulators let them.
The REAL Coalition claims to represent farmers, consumers and businesses, but its message echoes utility talking points.
“Nobody got everything they wanted, but it advanced the cause of rooftop solar and net metering,” an advocate said.