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Last year, I introduced you to “The Story of Stuff” in the following posts: Watch the “The Story of Stuff”Is America Broke?, Do You Understand “Cap and Trade”?, and “The Story of Solutions”.

Now I’d like to let “The Story of Stuff” introduce you to another leader: Lisa Hoyos, co-founder of ClimateParents.

In this audio clip, Lisa discusses what kids and parents can do to live in a kid-safe and climate-safe world.

Dan
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Florida Can Be Energy Independent

Posted by Dan On April 22nd

Back in 2010, when I first stated that Florida can be energy independent, the blog post wasn’t based on any research. It was just a personal opinion… a gut feeling.

But now, Mark Jacobson, a Stanford professor, has done some research and concurs. But even better, he believes EVERY STATE can be energy independent!

Check out this fascinating state by state plan on an interactive map at: TheSolutionsProject.org.

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Would you like to take a step toward energy independence?
Contact Fafco Solar
or call 239-574-1500!

Dan

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Energy Subsidies Black, Not Green

Posted by Dan On April 8th

WARNING: THIS INFOGRAPHIC  MAY BE DISTURBING TO YOU.

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“Energy Subsidies Black, Not Green”

Fortunately, this information is from the past (2002-2008), and, in spite of the probability of it being pretty much the same today, the use of solar energy is growing very rapidly. Thankfully!

Dan

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Friday #4 – “Turning On” a Solar Light

Posted by Dan On February 27th

Friday #4 of “40 Fabulous Fridays in the Field with Fafco Solar”…

We can talk about solar lights all we want, but no amount of talking compares to experiencing one. While she was home for her lunch break, this customer witnessed a solar light “turning on”. Her reaction is pretty typical. Enjoy!

Just another sunny day at Fafco Solar! Ready to “turn on” your own solar light? Call us at (239) 574-1500.

Dan

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Two months ago, I wrote about Boulder, CO’s attempt to shift away from their fossil fuel focused corporate utility, Xcel Energy, and become a municipal-owned, clean energy focused utility.

On Nov 4, after Xcel Energy spent over $1m to convince the people of Boulder to vote against the clean energy plan, Boulder won.

See how Boulder took back their power in this short video:

And that’s how it’s gonna happen.
One by one… community by community… we’ll take back our power.
We’re ready when you are.

Learn more from our team at Fafco Solar on the best way to get started with solar energy.

Dan

If you’ve been following my recent blogs, you know I’m in love with “The Story of Stuff”. Well, I’m so happy to report they have a new… fresh-out-of-the-oven… video called “The Story of Solutions”… and it deserves to be watched by all sane people of the world. (That would be YOU.) So, give it a go and let me know what you think.

Fafco Solar invites you to play by your own rules and build a better world… one rooftop at a time.

Thanks!

Dan

In 2011, the City of Boulder (Colorado) voted to become a locally-owned municipal utility for the sole purpose of reducing its impact on the environment. They basically decided to replace dirty coal power with clean, renewable solar energy… and save a bunch of money in the process. Boulder was the first city in the country to take such a stand. Imagine if this kind of thinking catches on around the country. Imagine if the City of Cape Coral would take on LCEC! Wouldn’t that be something?!

Watch this real David vs Goliath story and see what Boulder is up against, now…

And let me know who’s side your on when it comes to renewable solar energy!

Dan

What’s the solution to climate change?

Posted by Dan On February 1st

The quote of the week is:

“The solution to climate change is energy policy.” ~ Sen. John Kerry

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A week ago yesterday (January 24, 2012), Senator John Kerry secretary of state confirmation hearing, and started with the quote I posted above…

You can learn more by reviewing this EcoWatch post - I’d love to hear what you think about it – please comment below.

The tide is turning!

Dan

In my readings, recently I discovered this good and very important information regarding the question:

Should the Sunshine State Do More to Support The Development of Solar Energy?

I thought it’d be great to share some of the opinions expressed in regard to this question — I’m going to share one per blog post, over the next few posts, here’s the first one!

Enjoy!

-Dan

Robert Stonerock Should the Sunshine State Do More to Support The Development of Solar Energy?  Part 2Robert Stonerock
PHYSICIAN AND PRESIDENT, FLORIDA RENEWABLE ENERGY ASSOCIATION

A noticeable disparity between public interest in renewable energy development and Florida’s current legislative policy was evident from a recent poll of registered voters conducted for the Florida Renewable Energy Association. Strong support was shown for policies that have become commonplace in many parts of the country yet have largely been ignored by Florida lawmakers.

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In my readings, recently I discovered this good and very important information regarding the question:

Should the Sunshine State Do More to Support The Development of Solar Energy?

I thought it’d be great to share some of the opinions expressed in regard to this question — I’m going to share one per blog post, over the next few posts, here’s the first one!

Enjoy!

-Dan

Colleen Kettles Should the Sunshine State Do More to Support The Development of Solar Energy?  Part 1

Colleen Kettles
WORKPLACE DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING, FLORIDA SOLAR ENERGY CENTER
Florida’s standing in the area of solar energy development has gone from a position of strength to one of near abandonment. Once a leader in the field of solar energy, Florida is now an also ran to places like New Jersey, Tennessee, and Oregon. Florida is 18th out of 23 ranked states in photovoltaic installations for the first quarter of 2012, sliding from 14th in the previous quarter. Given the current lack of activity, Florida will probably not make the list next time around.

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