The idea is that, by developing and adopting alternative energy supplies -- and then selling America's eco-friendly power to its economic partners -- the United States can break free of its dependence on fossil fuel autocracies and grow its national economy.
By requiring increased implementation of new technologies tied to detailed procedures, we can increase safety for everyone involved, from utility personnel and construction workers to the general public.
How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is predicted to increase unusual, extreme weather, is having a daily effect on weather, worldwide.
The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) recently released a model resolution calling for the weakening of solar net metering policies that threaten the traditional utility industry business model.