[Ok-sus] New clean energy tariff

Joel Olson joel.olson at att.net
Wed Apr 30 21:26:19 UTC 2014

A potentially useful article: How Solar Is Cutting Grid Costs

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From: "Leslie Moyer" <unschooler at lrec.org>
To: <ok-sus at lists.oksustainability.org>
Sent: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 1:52 PM
Subject: Re: [Ok-sus] New clean energy tariff

> John,  What is the deadline?
> On 4/25/14, 2:11 PM, John Miggins wrote:
>> 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
>> www.harvestsolar.net <http://www.harvestsolar.net>
>> 918-521-6223
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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?
>> Sent from Windows Mail
>> *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 different. 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!
>> *Temur Akhmedov, LEED AP
>> *Green Building, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy
>> C: +1-405-229-9165 F: +1-866-661-5253
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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 onOklahomansthat havesolar or wind energy?This legislature is
>> not in touch with reality. How and why are they penalizing me for
>> trying tobe 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 smallsolar powersystem thatprovides electricity
>> to a portion of my cabin, Itallows me to keep functioning when the
>> grid is down.Just this week the grid was down in my area for almost
>> fourhours. No storms, no explanations.But, now that same
>> utilitycompany 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 toask
>> them not to vote for this bill. I hope others were doing the same.
>> What I fear is that thisterrible billwas 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 butso 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 andthenwho would be
>> here tomilk the goatsthat night?
>> Vicke- One really unhappy Oklahoman
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