Kansas clean energy backers see chance for progress instead of defense

Energy News Network: After years of playing political defense, clean-energy advocates in Kansas are pressing for proactive legislation this year with bills related to utility-sponsored energy-efficiency programs and net-metering policies for customers who generate solar power.

Both bills were scheduled for hearings this week before the Senate Utilities Committee.

Dorothy Barnett, executive director of the Climate + Energy Project in Kansas, said members of her Clean Energy Business Council — primarily solar installers — urged her to seek changes to bring more certainty to the state’s policy around net metering in particular.

What would the legislation do?

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