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illinois hikes EV registration

Illinois hikes registration fee for EV owners

If you drive an electric vehicle in Illinois, you’re going to get a little shock when it comes time for your annual vehicle registration. Last weekend, the Illinois National Assembly approved raising annual vehicle registration fees for electric vehicles (EVs)… Read More
trump tariffs

Checking In on the Trump Solar Tariff 15 Months On

With Trump announcing a new 25% tariff on Chinese-made solar inverters yesterday, we got to wondering how the 2018 solar panel tariff – much maligned at the time for potentially hindering one of the US’ fastest growing industries – has… Read More
Renewable energy mandates raise electricity prices

Renewable Energy Mandates Raise Electricity Prices

Economists at the University of Chicago recently published findings that show state-level renewable energy mandates raise utility prices by an extremely-high 17%. The findings are much higher than an oft-cited 2015 study from the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab that found… Read More