We're all twisted in SA. Poised on the brink of investing billions for
two nuke plants that will likely be obsolete by the time they get
In the meantime, solar is making strong plays, with many mainstream scientists coming to see the potential for solar (coupled with efficiency measures, other renewables, and natural gas) to completely replace coal-petro/nuclear options by 2050 with the right drivers (ie. motivation/leadership).
Today and tomorrow, you have a chance to help salvage a solar policy in Texas that will actually encourage homeowners to invest in solar arrays, rather than leave them with the price of expensive meters and no guarantee that utilities will ever buy back the excess power they produce.
From the state Sierra Club:
Send a message to the PUC chairman and commissioners...How does solar work?
Read tomorrow's schedule today, by opening the PUC's March 20 entry..
[UPDATE: 3/26/08 PUC honchos agreed to put off their decision until April 9, though they defended their proposed reg. The extra time is to allow those who took issue with the quick way the rule had hit the docket to make their case for an adjusted regulation more favorable to consumer solar energy, according to a Sierra Club press release.
"Now it is up to the solar industry and its advocates to show the Commissioners in an objective, thoughtful manner that the proposed rule - and a separate but related draft 'strawman' rule on interconnection - are short-sighted and do not correctly interpret the call of the legislature to promote net-metering,” said Cyrus Reed, conservation director of the state Sierra Club chapter.]