Landmark law that spurred U.S. renewables growth gets overhaul

PROPOSED CHANGES to federal regulations related to projects such as the Block Island Wind Farm have the potential to dampen development of renewable energy in the nation, according to green energy advocates. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ERIC THAYER
PROPOSED CHANGES to federal regulations related to projects such as the Block Island Wind Farm have the potential to dampen development of renewable energy in the nation, according to green energy advocates. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ERIC THAYER
WASHINGTON – A 40-year-old law that’s been key to the growth of renewable energy in the United States is set for a major overhaul that could change the way small solar and wind projects are developed. U.S. regulators on Thursday proposed setting new limits on which energy projects fall under the Public Utility Regulatory Policies…

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