Solar Energy is Forcing Fossil Fuel Companies to Play Dirty
Switching to solar energy is the best thing that people can do when it comes to protecting mother nature and to making some money at the same time. Even though solar panels might be quite expensive, the government will help people out with generous federal and tax credits. Things get even better because people can use “net metering” and simply sell their excess solar energy.
Even though it might seem like only people who own houses are able to get access to this great deal, this is not the case at all. The government offers amazing deals such as shared solar programs which have been created especially for people with low-income and renters. Using shared solar programs, people will be able to get electricity from collectively owned solar panels.
The reason why the government is encouraging everyone to try out solar energy is because this is a great way of creating jobs. Every time someone orders a new solar panel to be installed on their house they create new jobs. In fact, according to a recent survey made by the Department of Energy data, solar jobs outnumber coal jobs by more than 2 to 1.
Angry Fossil Fuel Companies
While this might seem like a win-win situation for both the government and citizens, there are some people who dislike solar energy. I am talking about fossil fuel companies who are losing money over this every day. The downside to this is that huge fossil fuel companies such as the ones owned by the Koch brothers and politicians who owe favors to them are doing their best to shut down every solar power projects.
Front groups such as the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), Americans for Prosperity and Edison Electric have already managed to shut down “net metering” in a couple of states and we there’s no way of knowing when they’re going to stop.