Four states pull out all the stops for renewable energy

June 2019β€”In Arizona, after initially encouraging solar, APS pushed to limit how much households could earn from their solar panels, arguing that paying these customers a retail rate pushed up prices for those without solar. But these four states are removing barriers like this.

South Carolina just ended caps on how many homes can put on solar panels and allows owners to lock in retail rates.

With support from Wal-Mart, Arkansas passed a law making it possible for third parties to finance solar.

Maine lifted a moratorium on offshore wind power.

Nevada has set a goal of getting 50 percent of energy from renewables by 2030, a mile that State officials believe will generate over 11,000 jobs and $1.5 billion in economic opportunity.