12 May '18, 3am

Wow!!! California First in the Nation to Require Solar on New Homes

You know how governmental bodies are always promising to do some virtuous thing at some conveniently far-off future date? Back in 2007, that California Energy Commission set a goal that all new residential construction in the state would be “net-zero” by 2020—that is, that new homes would create at least as much energy as they use. At the time, it sounded to many like another pie-in-the-sky proposal from the Moonbeam State. Today (May 9, 2018) the energy commission came through, voting unanimously to require almost all new homes to include solar panels starting January 1, 2020. This makes California the first state in the nation to establish such a standard, although some municipalities—San Francisco , for example, and South Miami —got in earlier. Given California’s size (its economy just surpassed that of Great Britain, becoming the world’s fifth largest ), the move shoul...

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