Sunday, January 11, 2015

Support Solar Power

Observe Jan 16 and Shout Out for Solar Day!

Since the 1970’s I have advocated solar power and worked with the Solar Lobby and other groups. I help build solar homes and much more.  Let’s give the Sun a chance to give us greater energy.   Support giving solar power its investment tax credit (ITC) that expires in 2016.  We give it to coal and oil why not solar?

Today, the solar industry employs 143,000 Americans and pumps more than $15 billion a year into the U.S. economy.  This amazing growth is due, in large part, to smart and effective public policies, such as the ITC, Net Energy Metering (NEM) and Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS). By any measurement, these policies are paying huge dividends for both the economy and environment.  Despite all of the progress, solar now faces an uncertain future.

Please spread the word to encourage all of your colleagues, friends, neighbors, family members, and others to supports solar to give us a “Shout Out For Solar” this week.

With the 30 percent solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) set to expire at the end of 2016, we need to dramatically step up our efforts to shine a bright light on the amazing success of solar energy in America. With the new Congress just sworn in, these efforts will begin in earnest.

Supported by both business and environmental groups, hundreds of thousands of people from across the United States and around the world are expected to take part in Shouting Out for Solar Day, Friday, January 16.