Wednesday, July 14, 2010

I gasped when I read this.

Oh sweet shit on a cracker.

Most of my regular readers know that I've been on a "green tirade" for almost forever. So, today - a tweet piqued my interest. I think the title was:

Halt on California solar incentives stuns schools, nonprofits.

"The California Public Utilities Commission has stunned public officials and the solar industry by suspending lucrative rebates to school districts, cities and other government agencies that install solar panels on public buildings."

Holy mother of gawd - I thought. Finally some fiscal sanity.

I actually only skimmed the article, and then went on with my life. Later I came back to read the whole thing. When I got to the bottom... the air completely left my body.

This is the good part:

"California law exempts energy projects from bidding requirements, allowing cities, counties and schools to sign multimillion-dollar contracts with companies without shopping for the best price. The California Solar Incentive reforms should prompt more agencies to seek bids, Weissman said."

I've been uniformly negative on this stuff forever. Read here and here. I read everything I can about it. This is one bit of info I'd never seen before.

How many of you think schools are taking advantage of the 40-50% drop in solar prices in the last few years?

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