Dear Readers and Fracking Mafia Stalkers,
My solar panels were installed last week while I was in Austin and I’ve been too busy to even tell you about it.
To remind you: in installment #8 of my series, “Goodbye natural gas you dirty boy! It’s over between us!” I told you that Texas solar incentives are back through One Block Off The Grid so going solar is easy and affordable. My panels will offset approximately 50% of my electricity usage and lock in a low rate of approximately 3.2¢/kWh for the next 20 years.
During the 82nd Texas Legislature, a bill was passed so an HOA can no longer prohibit you from installing solar panels.
If you want information about going solar using incentives currently available in Texas, there is a lot of information HERE.
Update: Fracking not needed!
Life After Oil and Gas
By ELISABETH ROSENTHAL
Published: March 23, 2013
“It’s absolutely not true that we need natural gas, coal or oil — we think it’s a myth,” said Mark Z. Jacobson, a professor of civil and environmental engineering and the main author of the study, published in the journal Energy Policy. “You could power America with renewables from a technical and economic standpoint. The biggest obstacles are social and political — what you need is the will to do it.”