“Net zero energy” policies have gained traction in
certain areas of the country. However, while net zero energy as a policy is
meant to reduce carbon emissions, it does not optimize economic and
environmental performance and can increase costs. This new Public Utilities Fortnightly (PUF)
article features NRECA’s own Keith Dennis, Senior Director of Consumer Member Engagement, discussing
a new study by The Brattle Group that shows that community solar and
utility-scale solar are more efficient than generating electricity on-site,
which net zero energy encourages.