Despite Obstacles, Solar Gains Ground in Texas

From Marfa Public Radio:  This week we have examined the opportunity and challenge for solar power in Texas. There are no state mandates or incentives for solar. And the head of the Public Utilities Commission says Congress should end solar’s...

Solar Rate Hike Plan Sparks Debate

Tom Laign, an Eastside resident, recently signed a contract with a local company to put solar panels on the roof of his house, a $20,000 commitment. Like other El Pasoans who have invested in expensive solar equipment on their homes, Laign looks forward to the day...

Officials: Solar users won’t be separate class

LAS CRUCES — Efforts by El Paso Electric Co. to create a separate rate class for solar residential customers in New Mexico have been halted. The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission, on a 3-2 vote at its weekly meeting Wednesday in Santa Fe, approved an order to...

El Paso Electric’s 1st Quarter Earnings Report

El Paso Electric lost $5.8 million in the first quarter of this year — the company’s first quarterly loss in more than a decade, company officials said Wednesday. The loss was mostly due to delays in getting the company’s proposed rate increases in Texas and New...
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