On Thursday, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) introduced a bill aimed at getting 10 million new solar rooftop systems and 200,000 new solar hot water heating systems installed in the U.S. in the next 10 years.
Cleverly titled the “10 Million Solar Roofs & 10 Million Gallons of Solar Hot Water Act” (PDF), it would provide rebates that cover up to half the cost of new systems, along the lines of incentive programs in California and New Jersey (not coincidentally, Nos. 1 and 2 in installed solar in the U.S.). It also includes measures to insure that those who receive assistance get information on how to make their buildings more energy efficient.
f%&k sanders for stealing money from taxpayers, if people want solar, go buy it, leave the taxpayers out of it you greedy f&*ks, where does it say in the Constitution taxpayers must pay for their neighbors solar systems????????????? whoever replied with 5 stars f u!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
dah, it's a rebate!
get it? a coupon that allows the solar integrators to sell it at a higher price. The tax break works it's way through the company selling the solar systems.
Do you complain when the oil and gas industry get tax breaks for discovery?
Should Lewis and Clark have funded their voyage with their own money too?
How about NASA, should we let the free market take over NASA?
Some people just don't get why we have a government.
Thanks for sharing. Let's hope he can get the bill through. With the way Congress has been lately, I'm not overly optimistic that it will pass anytime soon, but it's nice to dream about...
Note to Obama camp, muzzle Nancy Reid and Harry Pelosi! let Healthcare work it's way through overtime, and rather focus on JOBS, go back to Energy Jobs- something the public understands and will actually benefit from. Energy independence and new job creation... but no, they go after the power grab on healthcare and try to force it and it backfires- Obama lost ground here- get back to jobs.
That is low hanging fruit Barry, collect - Green Jobs, no delay.