FROM THE NORTHSIDE SUN
WYATT EMMERICH, PUBLISHER
RURAL COOPERATIVES FIGHT SOLAR POWER TOOTH AND NAIL
Mississippi has some of the worst laws in the nation on solar energy. That's too bad because solar is becoming competitive and Mississippi has lots of sunshine. Last year, the Mississippi Public Service Commission (PSC) stipulated new net metering rules for Entergy and Mississippi Power Company to promote solar power. In response, Mississippi's nonprofit rural co-ops, which supply electricity to 60 percent of Mississippi homes, are seeking legislative exclusion from the new pro-solar rules.