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Mon Dec 9, 2013, 04:02 PM

ALEC calls for penalties on “free rider” solar-panel owners

An alliance of corporations and conservative activists is mobilizing to penalize homeowners who install their own solar panels — casting them as “free riders” — in a sweeping new offensive against renewable energy.

Over the coming year, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) will promote legislation with goals ranging from penalizing individual homeowners and weakening state clean energy regulations, to blocking the Environmental Protection Agency, which is Barack Obama’s main channel for climate action.

Details of ALEC’s strategy to block clean energy development at every stage — from the individual rooftop to the White House — are revealed as the group gathers for its policy summit in Washington this week.

About 800 state legislators and business leaders are due to attend the three-day event, which begins on Wednesday with appearances by the Wisconsin senator Ron Johnson and fellow Wisconsinite and Republican budget guru Paul Ryan.

http://grist.org/climate-energy/alec-calls-for-penalties-on-free-rider-solar-panel-users/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=Daily%2520Dec%25209&utm_campaign=daily

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Mon Dec 9, 2013, 04:05 PM

1. Freee rider? are they giving away solar panels now andinstalling them for free

Hey these are the real makers not takers! get your story straight ALEC. I certainly can't call you Smart ALEC, maybe sneaky scamming ALEC

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Mon Dec 9, 2013, 06:54 PM

3. You are right about the makers and takers. Ryan has that flip-flopped 180 degrees.

He should expect that to be used against him in the next election cycle.

Failure of trickle-down proved that his 'Makers' are really the 'Takers".

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Mon Dec 9, 2013, 04:17 PM

2. Absolute scum.

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Mon Dec 9, 2013, 07:09 PM

4. And yet this is precisely the argument being embraced by a DUer right now.

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Thu Mar 13, 2014, 02:19 AM

6. SPAM!

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