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A Christmas Wish (or 4)


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I was planning to write a post along these lines, but then got the comment below from a reader the other day, which nails what I was thinking about. So, I immediately thought, “Why not just use this?” With permission, here’s the comment reposted, with slight modifications:

I want to wake up on the 25th to the following news report.

Congress/Senate/President have agreed to go green. Starting on Jan 1, the US will start the following policies:

  1. National feed-in tariff (FIT), with rooftops and parking lot projects receiving a 20% bonus on top of the normal FIT. The FIT will be tiered to promote local ownership. For projects that product less than 3x annual use by a building/campus, the utility has 1 month to connect the system to the grid. After that, they start paying 10% of the FIT (based on rated max production), increasing an additional 10% each month until connected (to a max of 150% of FIT).
  2. Carbon tax on coal, oil, and gas. Starting small and going up each quarter. See the carbon tax post for the messy details on import taxes etc.
  3. End all special tax breaks/loopholes for coal, gas, oil, and nuclear. Stop all government funding/breaks to said groups.
  4. Funds raised by (2) and saved by (3) will be used to train vets to install green energy and conduct energy efficiency projects. And then pay those vets to do said work on government buildings, schools, base housing.

There is more, but I’ll stop there, the wishing star has it’s work cut out for it with just those.

Happy Holidays to All

Happy Holidays from us here at CleanTechnica as well! -ZS

Christmas tree & bulb via shutterstock

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