27 Nov '13, 1pm

Solar Power War — It’s Heating Up

Solar Power War — It’s Heating Up

In Georgia, Tea Party activists broke their longstanding ties with [Americans for Prosperity (AFP)] over the solar issue, citing an individual’s right to choose his or her own energy source. The result was the emergence of the Green Tea Coalition, a strange political coupling between Tea Party Patriots and Sierra Club environmentalists that successfully lobbied state regulators to increase solar mandates for utility giant Georgia Power. “We’re approaching this from a free-market energy freedom choice perspective,” said Debbie Dooley, the outspoken activist behind the Green Tea Coalition. The national coordinator for the Tea Party Patriots, Dooley says she is working with other Tea Party leaders to set up Green Tea Coalitions in states across the South, including Virginia, Florida, North Carolina, and Mississippi.

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2013/11/27/solar-power-war/

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