SEIA spokesman: ‘Consumers hate the fact that utilities can control their choice of electricity’

Nine in 10 voters object to utilities blocking residential solar, poll finds. Nearly 90 percent of voters polled in a new survey sponsored by the Solar Energy Industries Association agreed that electric utilities should not block residential solar. “Consumers hate the fact that utilities can control their choice of electricity,” SEIA spokesman Dan Whitten told Utility Dive. That support increased to 96 percent among so-called “opinion leaders,” voters identified as college-educated, employed and engaged in public policy news. The Global Strategy Group conducted the poll, which was released in conjunction with the Solar Power International Conference.

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