Google's Energy Proposal

I don't normally make wholesale links from this blog to others, but I thought the Google blog entry on their clean energy proposal warranted some attention.

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Solar energy proposal: Rather than give a tax deduction to people who install solar cells the following would be much better. 1. Provide a federal, no interest, loan for the installation of solar panels (along with batteries, meter hook-ups, etc.) and have the feds cover the insurance for the duration of the loan. 2. The loan payments would be determined by the participants paying the average cost of their electric bill for the past year (prior to installation of the solar panels). Benefits: 1. No increase in cost of energy to consumers during the time of the loan and a dramatic decrease once the solar panel load is paid. 2. Almost a totally green program. 3. High demand for this program would create high demand for manufacturing, installations, etc. 4. Program might save the government more than the tax breaks (consumers and tax dollars win) Consumer and industry protection: 1. Legislate that all solar panels must have the same connection hardware 2. All solar panels be sized according to set standards for replacement and upgrades 3. Special incentives be given to states that have experienced severe manufacturing downturns in recent years, such as, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Indiana – these places already have the physical plants and the workforce. 4. Only US made panels can be sold in this country 5. Only licensed and bonded installers can be used in this program. If the home owner wants to do this, the job must pass federal inspection to qualify for the federal loan. 6. The loan would be attached to the property, not the consumer (if the home owner sold the property, the loan would be assumed by the new owner)

Posted by Tim Devaney, Irving on November 17, 2008 at 12:51 AM EST #

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