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    California Set To Give Solar Panels To Low-Income Families For Free

    FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

    California is the best state in the country if you want to go solar – but only if you’re rich enough. Due to the steep upfront costs of around $15,000, only those from middle- to upper-income families can afford to install solar arrays. A novel initiative is, however, looking to change that. This new project hopes to help disadvantaged communities see the sun in a different light.

    Using money raised by the government to help fight global warming, the Grid Alternatives project aims to get polluting companies to pay for putting solar panels on the roofs of those who cannot afford them. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the plan is to use the cap-and-trade money raised by the state from companies who have to pay per ton of carbon dioxide emitted. The cost to the disadvantaged families: nothing.

    Grid Alternatives has been made project manager of the $162 million Single-family Affordable Solar Homes (SASH) project, the country’s first dedicated solar repayment system for low-income families. They want to install solar arrays to over 1,600 homes by the end of next year. Using job-training programs and donations from solar companies, they aim to keep the costs as low as possible. Whilst it is totally free for the families getting them installed on their houses, they do ask that the families either offer to feed the crew, or help them install the panels.

    The state government in California will use $14.7 million raised through the cap-and-trade system, aimed at curbing greenhouse gas emissions, to use toward installing solar arrays. In total, the cap-and-trade system has totted up to an impressive $1.6 billion.

    By ploughing at least 10% of this money back into solar, the project aims to kill two birds with one stone – saving lower income families money, whilst also making big fossil fuel polluting companies help cut energy emissions in the state even further.

    Anyone who is currently living in a neighborhood in California that is classed as disadvantaged is qualified to apply to get the arrays installed. Grid Alternatives predicts that it could save individual families up to $1,000 a year, which they hope could then be spent on other essentials such as food. The sun sets on the initiative in 2021, so if you’re living in the state, you might want to jump on board soon.
    http://www.iflscience.com/environmen...ncome-families



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    Each year as the cost of everything except one's own labor increases.... at some point you do have to ask yourself:

    Do I go on hunger strike?
    Do I eat the prison food?


    My state will pay me $50 a tree to prune my apples; that's $5000 across my orchard; more than a harvest is worth.
    All it takes is one phone call to the state forester; I already prune the trees anyway.
    I haven't signed up... but I ask myself,


    "Why?"

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    'Resistance and Disobedience in Economic Activity is the Most Moral Human Action Possible' - SEK3

    Flectere si nequeo superos, Acheronta movebo.

    ...the familiar ritual of institutional self-absolution...
    ...for protecting them, by mock trial, from punishment...


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    As always, what business interests are benefiting from this "free" program?
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    Freedummmmm!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian4Liberty View Post
    As always, what business interests are benefiting from this "free" program?
    those who made the highest campaign contributions, duh!

    'We endorse the idea of voluntarism; self-responsibility: Family, friends, and churches to solve problems, rather than saying that some monolithic government is going to make you take care of yourself and be a better person. It's a preposterous notion: It never worked, it never will. The government can't make you a better person; it can't make you follow good habits.' - Ron Paul 1988

    Awareness is the Root of Liberation Revolution is Action upon Revelation

    'Resistance and Disobedience in Economic Activity is the Most Moral Human Action Possible' - SEK3

    Flectere si nequeo superos, Acheronta movebo.

    ...the familiar ritual of institutional self-absolution...
    ...for protecting them, by mock trial, from punishment...


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    I'll bet a bunch of them aren't paying their power bills anyway, so just go ahead and kick them off the grid.

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    One of the benefits of the *free* program is that it gives all the appearance of a green program. What the issue really is that legislators can't get elected without pandering to special interests. They have been taking in illegals like crazy, but have not built a new power plant for decades and there is no money to do so. The demands have grown so great that they need something that looks like a bandaid.
    "There are two freedoms - the false, where a man is free to do what he likes; the true, where he is free to do what he ought."~~Charles Kingsley

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