Sunday, May 8, 2011

Capitol Watch

Of course, Big Business, Big Wind, Big anything does their best to influence our legislators and laws, to their advantage, which is very unlikely to also be to your advantage.

Here is a Cheat Sheet on various ways that you can express your opinion on issues that matter.

Do 2 a week.  

Sierra Club does an email called Capitol Watch.  This makes it easy to track important bills, and they give links to who you can send email to, or faxes.   I don't always agree with everything the Sierra Club does, but they do alot of good things. 

Without a healthy Aina, and our own health, we have nothing.

Check this link for the Cheat Sheet

On that same link, you can also sign up for the Capitol Watch email newsletter.


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Why do Solar NOW?

As the price of oil goes up, other things go up:

·        Electricity in Hawaii (follows oil upward, automatically –they do not need PUC approval—with a lag time of 1 to 3 months)

·        Cost to operate a business in Hawaii
·        Cost to produce aluminum, glass, PV collector material
·        Shipping to Hawaii

As Electricity goes up (and it still will go up more based solely on the recent increase in oil), the demand for solar products go up, and that means the cost of supplies and labor go up too.    

Very simple law of supply and demand.

Do a “pre-emptive” strike, get solar now, lock in the incentives.    

Get your system in before Electricity prices skyrocket and hurt your annual budget too badly.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

PV Customer in Makakilo

Recent HECO bill - only $28 after PV installation