Some people, who already love clean energy but are skeptical about patriotism, don't see how it helps spread solar power more rapidly around the United States by calling it "patriotic." So, I had filmmaker Sam Stoner make this book trailer video for The Solar Patriot. https://youtu.be/CtwANFBrMfg The video asks whether patriotism in America is only for warmongers and people who don't like … [Read more...] about Video: Why Solar Needs Patriotism
More good news on the theme of unlikely allies for climate solutions. But first, a quote from the American Revolution: It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men. --Sam Adams I'll come back to Sam Adams below and talk about the college senior who seems to be following Adams' example in today's … [Read more...] about The College Senior Who Brought Young Republicans into the Fight for Climate Solutions
I don't often agree with articles on energy by writers from right-wing think tanks. Too often I find that such writers are just shills for the fossil fuel companies that provide the financial support for their employers, with the worst offenders being the Heartland Institute and the Competitive Enterprise Institute. As a result, many of the articles coming out of such places seem to dismiss … [Read more...] about Will America Get More Solar by Copying Texas?
Author Noah Feldman thinks that James Madison deserves more attention -- even more than Alexander Hamilton (now of Broadway fame) or even Madison's ally Thomas Jefferson. Madison is known of course as the Father of the Constitution. And his role in writing the blueprint for the American Republic, getting it ratified and then shortly afterwards getting it amended to include the Bill of Rights … [Read more...] about 3 Lessons from James Madison to Spread Solar Power
Kentucky state Rep. Jim Gooch likes to present himself as a country boy from western Kentucky just lookin' out for the little guy. That's why Gooch wants to kill rooftop solar in Kentucky. Wait, what? Yes, Gooch wants to cut payments to homeowners who sell excess power back to the grid from their rooftop solar installations. That will make solar much more expensive for Kentuckians. And … [Read more...] about Energy Tyrant in Kentucky Uses Fake Populism to Thwart Will of the Voters
How is this year's fight in Kentucky over net metering payments like a British plot to secretly undermine the Patriot war effort during the American Revolution? Both involved counterfeiting. During the Revolution, the British came up with a plan to print fake Continental notes to destroy the American economy. Today, in Kentucky, the utility and fossil fuel lobby are funding a fake pro-solar … [Read more...] about Kentucky Fried Counterfeit: Fake Pro-Solar Group Attacks Net Metering