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From Shell Solar:
URGENT ACTION ALERT!
We are respectively urging your private lobbying assistance today!
Within the next 30 days, the California Public Utilities Commission
will rule on a proposal that would severely undermine the growth of
energy in California.
California's utilities are actively supporting a CPUC decision to
a new solar tax that would increase the costs of using solar energy
to 40 percent!
Don't let this happen. The solar industry strongly opposes the
decision. Please help.
Today, please send a copy of the attached word documents on your
letterhead or personal stationery to the Commissioners office and the
Governor's office, sign with your name, title, etc., urging them to
everything to continue promoting solar energy in California!
Thank you for your support. Let us not roll back the last two years
tremendous legislative and public support for the use of solar as a
result of ONE agency decision.
If this is something you would like to participate in, please e -mail
tina.nickerson@... for copies of the appropriate letters.
More at: http://www.solaraccess.com/news/story?storyid=3607
The Imperial National Wildlife Refuge, located north of Yuma along the
Colorado River, unveiled a new
10kW solar installation on the roof of its visitors' center this
system, designed and installed by American Solar Electric, Inc.,
incorporates 64 of Kyocera's KC-158G solar modules.
This story ran earlier, here are the photographs:
Georgia Power Co., which relies heavily on coal-burning power plants
electricity, plans to offer "green energy" to environmentally minded
and businesses willing to pay more each month. Under long-awaited
being filed today with the Public Service Commission, Georgia Power's
million customers would be able to purchase "blocks" of electricity
generated from renewable energy sources such as landfill gasses, wind
Proton Energy Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: PRTN), a leader in hydrogen
and fuel cell technology and products, participated in a White
House-sponsored event yesterday to promote President Bush's $1.2
Freedom Car and Fuel initiative. Proton exhibited the HOGEN(R) RE
generator that incorporates a patent-pending interface capable of
hydrogen fuel from water and electricity generated by renewable
and was one of an invited group of companies chosen to represent the
cell industry at the expo. This event was held at the National
Museum in Washington, D.C. President Bush, U.S. Secretary of Energy
Abraham, and members of Congress attended.
Thursday the 6th of February was the opening of the Indoor Training
at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham, which will be the key
for athletes competing in the 9th IAAF World Indoor Athletics
in March next year. The centre boasts 1,760 panels of the latest
technology. (with photo)
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Jack L. Stone
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
1617 Cole Boulevard
Golden, CO 80401 USA