The defeat of Cali’s solar initiative isn’t the end of the fight

California’s Million Solar Roofs initiative crashed and burned, thanks to a malodorous combination of parochial politics and interest-group stubbornness. But hope is not lost, says David Hochschild, director of policy at Vote Solar Initiative. The California Public Utilities Commission is authorized to implement many of the initiative’s provisions, and with widespread public support, it likely will. Regardless, the fight to make solar cost-competitive — and regain America’s lead in the solar market — continues.