TECHIE TUESDAY: According to the conservative law-drafters ALEC your solar panels make you “free riders.” What’s that all about? Isaiah Poole reveals the “right wing attack on our solar future.” He says ALEC wants state laws that proclaim people who invest in energy-efficiency and shrinking our carbon footprints ought to be penalized.
Why does ALEC want us punished? Since it’s bankrolled by, among others, the billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch, it’s hard not to surmise that they’re worried about a threat to their refineries, oil and natural gas pipelines, and petrochemicals. Recently the British newspaper The Guardian wrote about the assault on solar panels as part of a broader exposé. You can read Pool’s article here.