07/06/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Vermont Law Makes Energy At Home More Profitable

This means that energy users who create their own renewable energy--be it through solar panels, wind turbines, or biogas--will get paid competetive rates for energy they put into the grid.

The tariff depends on the kind and size of the technology, and is based on the cost of generation plus a reasonable profit. Hopefully, this is just the first domino to fall in a far-reaching cascade that could stimulate small-scale renewable energy generation across the continent.

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