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Two and half years ago, Bill McKibben wrote an article called “The Great Carbon Bubble: Why the Fossil Fuel Industry Fights So Hard”.  It’s still a good read.  Check it out.

Fafco Carbon Bubble The Great Carbon Bubble... My Reason to Go To Work Everyday

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Leonardo DiCaprio’s U.N. Climate Summit Speech

Posted by Dan On September 30th

In case you missed it…

Leonardo DiCaprio addressed world leaders at the UN Climate Summit last week with bold statements such as:

“We need to put a price tag on carbon emissions and eliminate government subsidies for oil, coal and gas companies.”

For more goodies like that, watch his whole 4 minute speech here:

It makes me happy and hopeful to see so many people understanding the problem, and more importantly, doing something about it… like marching in the streets of NYC.

The Peoples Climate March Leonardo DiCaprios U.N. Climate Summit Speech

And for extra credit, read what I wrote 14 years ago(!) regarding the same issue. http://www.gosolarenergyforlife.com/three-problems-with-oil/


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Climate Change – Memorial Day 2050

Posted by Dan On June 17th

I enjoyed these thoughts on climate change in the The New York Times that Thomas Friedman dug up a few weeks ago.

Fafco Climate Change NYT 600 Climate Change   Memorial Day 2050

Hope you enjoy them, too.


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Solar Energy Used to Be Boring

Posted by Dan On April 15th

I remember there was a brief span of time, somewhere within the past forty years, when solar energy was a quiet and peaceful… predictable… sometimes a down right boring business to be involved in.

Not so today. Now it’s a crazy roller coaster ride. So, I figure… might as well have some fun.

Here’s just a small sample of what’s going on these days.

Look! No hands!

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Energy Efficient Transportation Saves Money!

Posted by Dan On December 16th

You like to save money, right? Buy less gas? Do less harm? Of course you do!

Well, here’s my favorite report from the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) on energy efficient transportation. Although written in 2005, it’s still relevant… and you may learn a few helpful tricks. Enjoy!

Energy Efficient Transportation Energy Efficient Transportation Saves Money!

To read entire report click on the above photo!

If you’re interested in driving down your electric bill, Fafco Solar can help. Just give us a call at 239-574-1500.



Solar Panels Could Destroy Utilities

Posted by Dan On June 21st

In this article by David Roberts of Grist, solar panels are compared to cell phones… “Who would have believed 10 years ago that traditional wire line telephone customers could economically ‘cut the cord’?” The same could eventually happen with your connection to your utility.

Fafco Solar Grist  Solar Panels Could Destroy Utilities

As a supplier of distributed energy* to home owners and small businesses in SW Florida and the Tampa Bay area, and as one who strives to empower “the people”… this is music to my ears. Wanna dance?

Interested in learning more about solar panels? Have questions? My company, Fafco Solar, can assist you. Feel free to contact us online or call us at (239) 574-1550.


*I feel compelled to include the definition of distributed energy because the term is used a lot, and yet I believe most people don’t know what it means.

Answer: FPL.

Yup, our local utility, FPL, is the largest US producer of renewable energy. Not many people know that. One important item to keep in mind as you read the article below: NextEra Energy = FPL.

FAFCOFPL 500 Renewable Energy   Who is the Largest Producer in the US?

Ready to send a “Dear John” letter to your utility? Fafco Solar can help you fall in love with the sun!

(You can also read my Oct 2, 2009 blog for more about loving the sun.)




On March 28, Earth Policy Institute released interesting Data Highlights confirming US gasoline consumption has been on the decline since 2007.

Screen shot 2013 04 17 at 9.51.55 AM 500x161 Gasoline Consumption in United States Continues to Drop!

Some of the current trends supporting this:

  • A car fleet that is shrinking.
  • A general reduction in driving.
  • An improvement in fuel efficiency.

Times are changing. The younger generation is welcoming mass transit and car-sharing, and their time is spent cruising the Internet not the streets. The baby boomers are starting to retire and some are hanging up their keys.

Technology for vehicles is changing too! Fuel efficiency is improving. The day is already here where you can drive your car powered by the sun!

Let Fafco Solar show you how to use solar energy!



Can We Get All Our Energy from Renewables?

Posted by Dan On March 29th

An interesting question, indeed – all of our energy from renewables.

Energy From Renewables Can We Get All Our Energy from Renewables?

Everyone has opinions. Few have enough facts. Time will tell.

Can you think of any other time when groups of people said something was impossible… and then it happened?

Enlightening Facts:

1. Many studies confirm how the combination of renewable sources can truly meet our energy needs.

2. It makes it easier if we rethink what we employ renewable energy for and how it actually improves lives.

3. There are reports showing renewables, like the wind and solar, outpacing ordinary energy sources – in both investment money and capacity growth.

To find out more, read the entire post on: Focusing on Facts: Can We Get All of Our Energy From Renewables? Comment below to share your thoughts.

Let’s Make It Happen!

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Posted on EcoWatch last month, the Sierra Club has said they’re going to engage in peaceful civil disobedience for the first time in their 120 year history to stop the tar sands…

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Learn how the Sierra Club, for the first time in its 120 year history, is ready to take it a step further!

The tide continues to turn, I’d love to hear your feedback below.