|RCA partner Carlo Volim, occupy rooftops day, Edmonds, WA|
Together, we are sending a strong message to Corporation Commission utility regulators that Arizonans want more, not less, rooftop solar energy!
In reading through the many excellent comments, petition signers resoundingly agree that solar is the energy of the future and that a swift transition is vital to building a vibrant local economy, resilient communities and holding back the tide of climate change.
Local rooftop solar impacts Investor Owned Utility profits and the ACC seems determined to stymie progress. We learned from our work in Colorado that it takes a groundswell of grassroots citizen action to overcome powerful, entrenched monopoly energy interests. This petition marks the beginning of our campaign to spark a local clean energy movement in our nation's sunniest state.
We have a lot of work to do to get policies in place that give people and communities equal access to financing and a stronger voice in determining our energy future. Visit our about page to find out how you can help build a movement for Energy Democracy in Arizona!
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It's up to us to create the change we want, so please remind your friends, colleagues and family to sign the petition to tell our utility regulators that Arizonans want more, not less, rooftop solar!
Founder, Renewable Communities Alliance
Energy Manager: Solar Industry Gets Burned in Arizona,
Cronkite News: Rally slams Corporation Commission for solar incentive cuts, http://cronkitenewsonline.com/2013/01/rally-slams-corporation-commission-for-solar-incentive-cuts/
Rewire: Arizona Resolutely Marches Backward on Renewable Energy, http://www.kcet.org/news/rewire/government/arizona-resolutely-marches-backward-on-renewable-energy.html