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During our post-election momentum, I’ve reached out to our Senator Bill Nelson of state of Florida, letter below, and to any of you out there who may have suggestions/input to help the state of Florida or any other states.
Greetings, Senator Nelson,
Firstly, congratulations in winning the election !
Especially in light of recent Hurricane Sandy, I implore you to seriously consider supporting any effective Solar/Renewable Initiative or Bills on the federal level. In solving much of our energy/ environment/national security/job issues, please support our Energy Department Secretary Steven Chu;Secretary Chu had proven to be quite worthy of his office and is working on solving some of the most critical issues facing our nation today.
We are residents of the Sunshine State. Let us not squander our beautiful sunshine away. I would like to seek your advice in how to effectively approach our state legislators to ask for implementation of these measures, below:
1. Setting Solar/Renewable Energy Goal for the state of Florida.
2. Implementing an effective Feed-In-Tariff policy (otherwise also known as the Renewable Energy Dividend Policy) that will be inclusive of small users as well as large-scale users. Feed-In-Tariff had proven to be the most effective incentive program/policy that would speed up the implementations of solar PV . The goal of Feed-In-Tariff (FIT) is to offer cost-based compensation to renewable energy producers, providing the price certainty and long-term contracts that help finance renewable energy investments.
3. Streamline the permitting process of solar PV and solar thermal so to reduce the cost and amount of time in completing the process.
4. It seems feasible/optimal to introduce regulation to require solar thermal (solar hot water heating systems) when/where it is already a foregone conclusion that this would be an economically feasible approach in building design. Perhaps it is time to start the discussion in considering implementing this as part of the building code.
Any of your input will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Susan Sun Nunamaker
I would suggest that all of you out there who are Florida residents and are concerned about our energy future to also visit this site, http://billnelson.senate.gov/contact/email.cfm and write a similar letter to remind Senator Nelson of our concern. For those of you from other states please refer to this site –> http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm and please approach/write your respective district legislators regarding 4 items above (with variation for item 1 ). Together, we will be able to gather enough strength and voice ! For Florida residents, you may find your respective District Representatives and District Senators at these two sites, ,
~have a bright and sunny day~
written and posted by sunisthefuture-Susan Sun Nunamaker, email@example.com