It's hard to get any love for solar incentives in Washington these days. But might Congress be open to other ways of helping solar? “Most of the policy that matters is made at the state level. If your main plan for change involves Congress, it’s a bad plan,” David Hochschild, California energy official and co-founder of the national advocacy group Vote Solar, told the eco-website Grist, … [Read more...] about Don’t Waste Time on Congress, Says Top Solar Advocate. Is He Right?
Former South Carolina Congressman Bob Inglis has an idea that could help solar power sell itself in the future to a broad market. But today, he recognizes the value of early adopters. Photo courtesy of republicEN. "Bless the early adopters because they're showing us how it works," said Bob Inglis, founder of RepublicEN, a group of conservatives dedicated to finding free-market solutions to fight … [Read more...] about In Praise of Early Adopters of Solar
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