First Germany, then Vermont, Florida…and now Sacramento
Here’s one way to immediately reduce the expense of converting to renewables: generate your own power. Germany has had in effect for a decade or so, as Dan Rather reported [opens iTunes], a means of getting paid for excess energy you generate with home solar panels. Now the idea is spreading to the US. Bonus: The law in Germany kick-started an industry making the panels, so this works as economic stimulus as well.