Congress Needs to Take a Shine to Solar

Momentum to create domestic sources of renewable energy is growing. But to make it catch fire nationwide, Washington must pass legislation

Are traditional energy utilities casting a shadow on solar power? Nationwide, nearly one megawatt (1,000 kilowatts) of new solar energy capacity is being installed per business day. Yet it's not happening uniformly across the country, not even in many states where sunshine is abundant or where the nation's fastest population growth is driving more demand for all kinds of electricity.

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