What place does patriotism have in spreading solar power around America? It's a fair question given that the name of this project is The Solar Patriot: A Citizen's Guide to Helping America Win Clean Energy Independence. I suspect that few traditional supporters of solar power, many of whom come from the environmental movement or from the left in general, would have any problems with the … [Read more...] about Why Does Solar Power Need Patriotism?
Photo: Michele Combs with Sen. John McCain. Courtesy Young Conservatives for Energy Reform. In the neighborhood of Charleston, South Carolina where she lives, Michele Combs estimates that out of 300 homes, as many as 50 may have solar panels installed on the roof. Michele is also in the market for solar on her place. And like many solar buyers these days, she's done her homework about the … [Read more...] about A Young Conservative Helps Cover Red States with Solar Panels
Maryland homeowner Paul Triolo with his family’s two eco-friendly cars, powered by 8.4 kW of solar panels on his roof. Paul Triolo lives in Rockville, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, DC. After putting solar panels on the home he shares with his wife, Paul has now become an evangelist who helps his neighbors go solar. His story illustrates that the most powerful form of encouragement, when … [Read more...] about Bringing Neighbors into Solar in the Suburbs of Washington, DC
Bob Inglis was a congressman from South Carolina who had a prepared shtick on why climate change was hooey. In a TEDx video, Inglis describes how, during a speech, he'd show a pile of coal on stage and then say that Democrats wanted to make it more expensive for everybody to heat their homes. This act worked great for a few years. But then Inglis got a new constituency. When his son turned … [Read more...] about A Conservative Convert to Climate Action