US Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm and Virginia’s US Senator Tim Kaine joined Secure Futures President Tony Smith to celebrate solar power and the new Inflation Reduction Act.
Electric utilities claim that rooftop solar only helps solar customers but costs everyone else money. New research by Secure Futures shows the opposite: solar saves money for everybody on the grid.
Utilities use natural gas, which spikes with the price of oil, to generate much of the power on the grid. Installing solar panels now on a fast track is the best way to lower energy costs quickly.
The money Congress has already voted for electric school buses is a good start, but public health advocates are asking for much more.
President Biden wants the U.S. to generate 45% of its power from solar by 2050. To meet this ambitious goal, his plan will need more than just big solar farms. A local solar-storage plan will be crucial, according to a new computer model.