Saturday, May 12, 2012

California Solar Energy: Bill Would Provide Renewable Rooftops To Poor Communities - The Huffington Post

This is a great proposal! The Solar Gardens Institute also advocates for low-income inclusion in California's "solar gardens" bill, SB843.



'The bill targets neighborhoods with high unemployment rates and those that "bear a disproportionate burden from air pollution, disease, and other impacts from the generation of electricity from the burning of fossil fuels," the bill said.'

'Bill author Assemblyman Paul Fong, D-Mountain View, said the legislation would create jobs and build "cleaner, safer, and healthier neighborhoods." '

' "Unfortunately, California's most vulnerable communities - those that have suffered first and worst from pollution - have not benefited much from existing renewable energy policy," Fong said in a statement provided to California Watch.'

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Joy Hughes, Founder, Solar Gardens Institute
CEO, Solar Panel Hosting LLC
(719)207-3097 direct

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