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This article reveals problems hidden within the current way utilities price electricity to their customers.
It’s another “big picture” perspective from the folks at Rocky Mountain Institute. Read the entire article for more about net metering and retail electricity pricing.
One thing you CAN do to help create a more sustainable world… don’t give them your money. Check out Go Fossil Free.
And here’s a good article about the movement to divest from fossil fuels from Mother Earth News: Fossil Fuel Divestment: A Growing Movement.
Interested in learning more about renewable energy for life? Visit the Fafco Solar website.
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.
And for extra credit, read what I wrote 14 years ago(!) regarding the same issue. http://www.gosolarenergyforlife.com/three-problems-with-oil/
I enjoyed these thoughts on climate change in the The New York Times that Thomas Friedman dug up a few weeks ago.
Hope you enjoy them, too.
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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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!
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.
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.
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?
*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.
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.
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.)