In the growing nation-wide war on solar power, one insidious argument made by the utilities is that people with solar panels on their roofs are somehow ‘free riders’ taking advantage of their fellow ratepayers. This is a psychological ploy to pit ratepayers against each other, while the utilities reap the benefits of continued climate stalemate. The reality is that solar power provides benefits to the grid that the utilities don’t want you to think about. We think about them anyway and conclude that Massachusetts should encourage a vibrant, flourishing solar power industry.
The reading list:
- MA solar credits dry up.
- Is Speaker DeLeo the reason?
- Understanding Solar Power in Massachusetts
- What happened in Nevada, as a guide to MA
- PV plus storage is bad for the utilities
- PV storage economics
- Warren Buffet's war on solar
- The Koch Brothers war on solar
- Solar Job growth
Because we recognize the necessity of personal accountability for our actions, because we accept responsibility for building a durable future and because we believe it is our patriotic duty as citizens to speak out, we must insist that the United States put a price on carbon.
Thanks for listening.