[Ok-sus] New clean energy tariff

John Miggins johnmiggins at comcast.net
Fri Apr 25 19:11:40 UTC 2014

This is part of a national movement funded by big coal and others, I have been told the Koch Brothers who feel threatened by solar that might eat into their coal sales.  

I personally have always been one who advocates that we need all kinds of energy including coal, even though it has a huge affect on our air, health and water.  It is time to take the gloves off I believe and stand up for our rights as individuals to demand that our "government" do the bidding of the people not the corporations or wealthy. 

One solutions for those concerned is to go solar now, and we have small packages starting at $1500 to get you in under the deadline.  

All energy is solar, oil, coal, wind, biomass, are all the stored energy of the sun or the suns impact on the weather, far better to use the energy directly as it is given to us than wait to dig it up and burn it years later. 

Does Oklahoma have to be last in everything progressive?  

John Miggins 
jmiggins at cox.net 
Harvest Solar Energy 

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From: sjpratt at kanokla.net 
To: ok-sus at lists.oksustainability.org 
Sent: Friday, April 25, 2014 9:50:22 AM 
Subject: Re: [Ok-sus] New clean energy tariff 

Rachel Maddow was giving Oklahoma heck for this travesty the other night.   But how many Oklahomans watch her show? 

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From:  Temur Akhmedov 
Sent:  ‎Friday‎, ‎April‎ ‎25‎, ‎2014 ‎8‎:‎30‎ ‎AM 
To:  Oklahoma Sustainability Network 
Here is what I posted on Facebook when a friend asked of my reaction: 

People like their freedoms. While there is a valid concern for interconnecting on-site power generation to the grid, it is done routinely with diesel and propane power generators. Solar power or wind power is not much di fferent. There is a switch, which is mandated by codes. --- You know, some people, especially farmers, will just go off-grid totally. --- Oklahoma utilities are concerned that small scale renewables will compete with them. That is true. They will compete. And you either adapt, or lose. If utilities do not adapt, they will lose. --- Short-term, this will slow down implementation of on-site power. 

Go off-grid when you can! 

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From: vicke at vickeadams.com 
To: ok-sus at lists.oksustainability.org 
Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2014 20:15:40 -0500 
Subject: [Ok-sus] New clean energy tariff 

Is anyone else upset about the new fees that are now going to be assessed on Oklahomans that have solar or wind energy ? This legislature is not in touch with reality. How and why are they penalizing me for trying to be more sustainable, not to mention to have a source of energy when the grid is down ? I am located in a very rural area. I spent over $6000 to have a small solar power system that provides electricity to a portion of my cabin, It allows me to keep functioning when the grid is down. Just this week the grid was down in my area for almost four hours. No storms, no explanations. But, now that same utility company will have the right to charge me a monthly fee because I have solar panels on my roof ! 

I called my state representative and senator as well as others to ask them not to vote for this bill . I hope others were doing the s ame. What I fear is that this terrible bill was passed through both houses and signed by the governor today in such a slick , quiet way that most people probably don't even know it has happened . I keep waiting for the outrage but so far, I'm not seeing or hearing any coverage. 

What's up with this? I'm about ready to drive to the capitol and go office to office registering my displeasure with the entire place. Although, I fear that I would end up in jail and then who would be here to milk the goats that night ? 

Vicke - One really unhappy Oklahoman 

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