Fw: Who owns the sun?
I received this message and want to share with ya'll so your voice can be heard about receiving compensation for contributing to the grid with solar power if you do."Oh...and biodiesel day was just recently."----- Original Message -----
From: "Luke Metzger, Environment Texas Director"
Sent: Tuesday, March 25, 2008 12:37 PM
Subject: Who owns the sun?
> Hi [HREG],
> Solar power is on the verge of hitting the big-time, close to achieving a
> scale and affordability that will allow it to replace dirty coal-fired
> power plants and significantly reduce global warming pollution.
> But a Texas agency has proposed rules that will create a serious barrier
> to solar's widespread deployment. One of the ways solar can be
> cost-effective is if a homeowner is given credit by their utility for
> excess electricity put back on to the grid, known as "net-metering."
> On Friday, the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) issued a surprise
> proposed rule which create heavy burdens on customers wanting to install
> solar panels and provide financial rewards to the utilities, but provide
> no guarantees that customers who generate surplus electricity will ever
> get paid.
> Tell the PUC to go back to the drawing board and develop a rule that will
> help grow solar power and make sure consumers are fairly compensated:
> Luke Metzger
> Environment Texas Director
> P.S. Thanks again for your support. Please feel free to share this
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