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Stop the Utilities From Taking Away Your Right to Go Solar ! PLEASE SIGN ! !


Green Lifestyle  (tags: environment, eco-friendly, energy, greenliving, protection )

Cher Away
- 538 days ago - secure.sierraclub.org
Utilities are launching a massive disinformation campaign to mislead the public, press and decision-makers, in the hopes of halting the trend towards rooftop solar. First in their sights: programs that allow Californians to offset their energy bills



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Pat B. (354)
Saturday March 2, 2013, 6:43 am
TY, Cher for this.
 

Autumn S. (144)
Saturday March 2, 2013, 6:45 am
This action alert is for residents of the following states only: California
 

Judy C. (106)
Saturday March 2, 2013, 6:51 am
Can't sign. Not from CA.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday March 2, 2013, 8:16 am
Thanks for sharing.
 

. (0)
Saturday March 2, 2013, 8:39 am
Signed and Noted.
 

Barbara D. (96)
Saturday March 2, 2013, 8:57 am
NS&S!
Address: 3714 Glendon Ave. Los Angeles 90034

Thanks, Cher!
 

Nyack Clancy (431)
Saturday March 2, 2013, 9:08 am
This action alert is for residents of the following states only: California
 

Carol Bischoff (376)
Saturday March 2, 2013, 9:35 am
Noted.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (452)
Saturday March 2, 2013, 9:39 am
signed-thanks
 

Debbie Williamson (264)
Saturday March 2, 2013, 9:40 am
noted
 

Sertap Çalışkan (47)
Saturday March 2, 2013, 9:56 am
signed and noted
 

Daniel Partlow (189)
Saturday March 2, 2013, 10:15 am
Noted, CA residents only
 

Julie E. (347)
Saturday March 2, 2013, 10:50 am
Noted and message sent.
 

Kevin A. (68)
Saturday March 2, 2013, 10:58 am
Noted. Not Californian, can't sign
 

Jade N. (22)
Saturday March 2, 2013, 12:02 pm
thanks but cant
 

Donna Hamilton (136)
Saturday March 2, 2013, 1:30 pm
Noted, but unable to sign. Thanks, Cher.
 

Thomas P. (468)
Saturday March 2, 2013, 1:32 pm
Noted...thanks Cher
 

pam w. (191)
Saturday March 2, 2013, 2:28 pm
Thanks!
 

Ruth L. (296)
Saturday March 2, 2013, 5:35 pm
Noted. Thanks for sharing the information.
 

Sun c. (95)
Saturday March 2, 2013, 5:56 pm
signed.
 

Karen Thompson (0)
Saturday March 2, 2013, 7:09 pm
Our Electric Co, (REMC) made it so impossible to use wind or solar, and the expense to jump through all their hoops was more than we could handle with the expense of the turbine and panels.
 

Agnes N. (717)
Sunday March 3, 2013, 12:07 am
Thanks Cher..
This action alert is for residents of the following states only: California
 

Giana Peranio-Paz (379)
Sunday March 3, 2013, 12:24 am
N&S
 

Pogle S. (88)
Sunday March 3, 2013, 1:52 am
This action alert is for residents of the following states only: California

We're sorry, but you cannot take action on this alert. This may be because the alert is restricted to specific states or to constituents of specific representatives, or because your address does not match a ZIP code we can properly map to your representative, or because your representative does not have a contact email address or webform.

Consider taking action on other issues.
 

Anna Undebeck (205)
Sunday March 3, 2013, 2:38 am
Noted but only for California.
 

Daniel Ferra (2)
Sunday March 3, 2013, 11:09 am
"Examples of how they (and our complicit energy experts) have been slowing the process are:
(1) Renewable portfolio standards (RPS) which create de facto caps on the deployment of renewable energies. Here in Nevada, because of poor design, our utility went out and bought a ton of RE credits (RECs) (mostly from Idaho) such that they are now complainant with the state RPS through 2018 or so. (The Germans dont have any RPSs. Their FIT program is open ended, the more capacity, the merrier!)
(2) Net-metering caps. Most states only allow a small percentage of one to two percent of peak load to be net-metered. There are exceptions however. Colorado, for example, has no aggregate capacity limit. However, most states do. In Nevada, its set at two percent. Net-metering, therefore, will certainly hold back the clean energy tide.
(3) The third party leasing rent-to-own outfits like Sungevity, but more importantly, Solarcity, which just went public with an IPO, fight tooth and nail to protect scarce capacity carveouts (from the state RPSs) so as to bolster their chosen business models as the expense of all others. The same goes for the utility-scale folks. The in-fighting, due in part to the small de facto caps of the RPSs, have significantly slowed the deployment of renewables in the U.S.
(4) Most importantly is how we connect distributed renewable energies to the grid in the U.S., the most salient difference between the American net-metering program and the German feed-in tariff is that net-metering is *retail* energy whereas the FIT is *wholesale* energy. Thus, net-metering does little more than offset onsite loads and in the process it shifts the rate burdens of lost customers onto other ratepayers. Those rate burdens also include all of the utilitys overhead as well since compensation is at the retail rate. A FIT, on the other hand, as wholesale energy feeds the energy directly into the electric grid, and because it is must take wholesale energy it must be used first, and in many cases it will off set more expensive energies found on the grid, such as peaker plant power,spinning reserves and so forth saving rate payers money." Bob Tregilus. We need to insure that Ca. Homeowners and Residents are allowed to participate in the State mandated 33% Renewable Energy by 2020, Go to Facebook, Daniel Ferra, Palm Springs Ca., sign petition, allowing homeowners to over size their Renewable Energy systems.
 

Hugo L. (281)
Sunday March 3, 2013, 11:32 am
Noted, but unable to sign. Thanks, Cher.
 

Elizabeth M. (66)
Sunday March 3, 2013, 1:35 pm
Noted but unable to sign. Thank You Cher for sharing this. So the Electric Companies don't like Solar - go figure.
 

Amy E. (66)
Sunday March 3, 2013, 8:21 pm
N/s
 

Frans Badenhorst (551)
Monday March 4, 2013, 1:51 am
noted - unable to sign :(........(This action alert is for residents of the following states only: California

We're sorry, but you cannot take action on this alert. This may be because the alert is restricted to specific states or to constituents of specific representatives, or because your address does not match a ZIP code we can properly map to your representative, or because your representative does not have a contact email address or webform.)

money - that's what everything is about
 

Carol H. (229)
Sunday March 10, 2013, 5:14 am
Calif only, noted
 

AniMae Chi (399)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 8:36 pm
Thank you for taking action to grow solar in California!
 
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