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2022-01-18 Florida: Rooftop Solar Bill & Net Metering

The Utilities are complaining about net metering, that the rooftop solar owners are getting back too much money so the non-solar customers must be charged more to make up for the utilities’ losses. They say this is unfair to non-solar customers. To me, this looks like the utilities have a flawed business model. They should

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2022-01-06 Election Subversion, Partisan Election Officials

This Guardian article paints a dire picture of what may happen with partisan subversion of elections. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/nov/14/trump-president-2024-election-coup-republicans Trump and his cult followers keep propagating The Big Lie. But life is a two-way street and what works for Trump could be used against him. I think that if Trump can claim that he won, then the

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2021-12-26 Death Of California Rooftop Solar?

This guy goes over the changes when NEM 3.0 takes effect in 2022. The smaller bill with lower solar power will be at a disadvantage and there will be a disincentive to get rooftop solar. In other words the owner will save minimal or no money over the lifetime of the system. Also the solar

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2021-10-15 Blame For Port Shortage Put On California Laws: Mostly False

This post puts the blame for the bottlenecks at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach on laws that California has passed. Quote: << John Smith 2d. This is copy pasta. The NEWS says the California port situation is caused by a driver shortage. Not so fast: It is in part caused by a

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2021-10-14 Attack On Texas Abortion Law A Threat – GOP

The headlines read:: << GOP-Led States Call U.S. Attack on Texas Abortion Law a Threat The states say the federal government needs to be reined in. >> I’m not sure if this is sensationalism or if there really are leaders in GOP-led states who are making these claims. In 1973 the Supreme Court struck down

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2021-10-11 Calif Bans Small Off Road Engines 2024

Governor Newsom signed a bill that directs state to ban sale of small off-road engines like lawnmowers, leaf blowers, generators and edgers. They pollute a lot, and have no smog controls. https://electrek.co/2021/10/11/california-bans-gas-powered-lawn-equipment-and-other-small-off-road-engines/

Texas Anti-abortion Law Is Suspended

A judge ordered the Texas Anti-abortion law suspended. https://www.politifact.com/factchecks/2021/sep/09/greg-abbott/texas-gov-abbott-wrong-about-pregnancy-abortion-ti/

2021-09-24 Cal Makes Zero Emission Autonomous Vehicles Mandatory By 2030

California makes zero emission autonomous vehicles mandatory by 2030. Signed into law today. https://www.engadget.com/california-zero-emissions-autonomous-vehicles-2030-162009922.html

2021-09-17 Arizona Sues To Block Vaccine Mandate

Arizona sued the Biden Administration to block a federal Covid-19 vaccination mandate that has not yet become law. Arizona is first but there are two dozen other states that also plan to sue. The Republican attorneys general of these states are endangering other people’s lives by stopping vaccinations. https://gizmodo.com/arizona-republicans-sue-to-block-biden-s-vaccine-mandat-1847680668

2021-09-15 CA Gov Newsom Trounces Recall Election

Governor Gavin Newsom trounced the Republican led recall election by a margin of almost 2 to 1 voted NO! to recall him. The shameful part is that some of the news media are saying the election cost the taxpayers $285 million, an absurd amount considering the results and that the Republicans tried five times before

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