12 May, 15

Sun rising on solar panels … no doubt

In the Shreveport Times, columnist Froma Harrop discusses the utilities v. solar power battle -- and why Americans should rally around the sun's renewable energy source. She writes, "Oil, gas and coal lobbyists, fed by Koch brother checks, are backing a campaign by utilities to slap fees on solar panels. Their target is net metering - the system whereby homes and businesses with solar panels sell their excess electricity back to the grid. In Arizona, the big utility Salt River Project is...

05 May, 15

Solar power and competition are good for all customers

A recent op-ed in North Carolina's Winston-Salem Journal explains how solar power is good for everyone--at all income levels. As the author explains, "As the pastor of a predominantly African-American church in Greensboro, I (Rev. Johnson) have been visited recently by three different individuals selling the 'solar power hurts the poor and people of color' message. The claim is that the poor are left to subsidize more affluent customers who buy rooftop solar power systems - because the...

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Lucy

  I understand that solar power is renewable, and it's the responsible way to use energy. You don't have to burn fossil fuels to make energy for your house.

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  • Sun rising on...

    May 12, 2015 In the Shreveport Times, columnist Froma Harrop discusses the utilities v....
  • Solar power and...

    May 5, 2015 A recent op-ed in North Carolina's Winston-Salem Journal explains how solar...