Why is the Sunshine State so Far Behind with Solar?

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One would think that with all that sunshine Florida would be way out in front on solar power, but no such luck. How can this be with such dire warning threatening the state? Some scientists believe that Miami will be the first US metropolis to become uninhabitable as a result of climate change.

Florida should be sprinting to cut carbon. When homes, towns, and businesses overproduce solar power they can either store the excess in their home batteries or send it back to the grid and get paid (net metering). Why don’t Florida residents want to take advantage of one of their most valuable assets. They can earn an income from their overabundance of this vital natural resource.

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Florida has the third largest population in the US:

  • California – 39.7million
  • Texas – 29.1
  • Florida – 21.6

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Yet, according to vivant.Solar, Florida is ranked #10 in solar power:

  • California – 21,074 MW
  • North Carolina – 4,308 MW
  • Arizona – 3,400 MW
  • Nevada – 2,595 MW
  • New Jersey – 2,595 MW
  • Massachusetts – 2,011 MW
  • Texas – 1,874 MW
  • Utah – 1,599 MW
  • Georgia – 1,566 MW
  • Florida – 1,430 MW 

It’s time to act. Florida’s carbon footprint is ranked #3 in country at 4.5 PPM. Residents have the ability to move the needle by taking advantage of natural resources. There are many state and federal incentives to assist with the transition. Let’s DO THIS!~

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Parkland, Congressional Hearings, Virginia Foxx | Perspective

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US Representative Virginia Foxx (R-NC), Chairwoman of the House Education & Workfare Committee, has yet to provide a Press Release following the slaughter of American children on Valentine’s Day in Parkland High School, Florida.

Instead, Foxx’ Congressional website glows with support of NRA causes:

  • Foxx Press Release, December 6, 2017 – Foxx Supports Second Amendment, the deceptious phrasing for the controversial federal bill H.R. 38, Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017.
  • Foxx Press Release June 23, 2016 – North Carolina Democrats join sit-in for gun law changes. In fact, it was 170 Democratic House Reps who held a sit-in for nearly 26 hours trying to urge Republican leadership to pass the “No fly, No buy” bill. Foxx claimed to agree with Speaker Ryan that the bill was a “publicity stunt” following the massacre at Pulse nightclub in Orlando eleven days earlier of June 12, 2016.
  • Foxx Press Release February 26, 2106 – Foxx Votes to Expand Americans’ Access to Federal Lands for Outdoor Sporting Activities (AKA hunting & shooting). The law also limits the EPA from “regulating ammunition, angling lures and other hunting equipment.”
  • Foxx Press Release January 13, 2016 – Local Figures weigh in on gun legislation. Foxx was reacting to President Obama’s Gun Control Executive Orders following his State of the Union Address.

On Thursday February 15, 2018, the day after the Parkland High School slaughter of 17 students, Education Secretary Betsy Devos stated during an interview with a conservative host, that school shootings were Congress’s responsibility, and urged Congress to “lead on this,” insisting that Congresswoman Foxx hold Congressional hearings.

It’s been a full week. Congressional Chairwoman of the Education Committee Virginia Foxx has gone completely silent on this explosive subject. Googling “Virginia Foxx” and “Parkland” nets the article about DeVos, nothing more. Complete 0. In fact, the Foxx tweets below, and the gap between the two bookend tweets, Wednesday 2/14 – Wednesday 2/21, show precisely how beholden Foxx is to the NRA and her detachment to the slaughtering of 17 children with an AR-15:

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This appears to be what Parkland High School students are enraged about. This type of dehumanized indifference over the massacre of friends, siblings and teachers in their American school.

Step 1 in protecting American children from being annihilated while trying to get an education is to REMOVE Virginia Foxx as Chair of the Education Committee. At what point does indifference and inaction in an elected representative become criminal?

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