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1 January

Discussion of the Importance of Value of Solar With Karl Rabago

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Central Florida Sunset (Credit: sunisthefuture-Susan Sun Nunamaker)

Recall the book A Golden Thread (by Ken Butti and John Perlin) in the previous post on “Time To Let It Shine“? I’d like to point out and share with you a paragraph in the Foreward of the book A Golden Thread (by Amory B. Lovins) for it has pointed out  the  problem that appeared as far back in the 1970’s as it does now:

People who point out the obvious merits of solar energy still face the same obstacles  they have always faced: lack of fair and symmetrical tests (how do the costs, rates and risks of solar energy compare with those of not having it?), misinformation from competing vested interests, and above all a widespread ignorance of what has actually been accomplished, both recently and in prior ages.

Because of this, I am quite thankful to have learned about Value of Solar and Karl Rabago, presented below in the video (I also found out that Youtube seems to be having some storage issue with regard to the video interview with Mr. Karl R. Rabago momentarily. Please be patient and Youtube is working on the issue at the moment):


I wanted to post this interview on the January 1st of 2014 because this is an extremely valuable interview for any one interested in learning/solving issues in solar/renewable energy and most effective and fair way for our world to transition into a sustainable future quickly. Karl R. Rabago has over 20 years of experience in clean energy, electricity regulation, sustainability, and advocacy.

 

His resume spans across the full spectrum, from being: Major of U.S. Army, Associate Professor of Law of University of Houston, to Public Utility Commissioner of TX, Deputy Assistant Secretary in Utility Technologies of U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Program Manager of Environmental Defense Fund, Vice President of CH2M Hill, Principal Managing Director of Rocky Mountain Institute, Sustainability Alliances Leader of NatureWorks LLC, Energy Solutions Group Director of Houston Advanced Research Center, Government & Regulatory Affairs of AES Corporation, VP of Distributed Energy Services of Austin Energy, and Principal of Rabago Energy LLC.

Through his knowledge, insight and experience, we learn about this innovative “Value of Solar“, the missing link for widespread use of solar energy since the late 1970’s. Finally, with the long delayed fair and symmetrical tests (how do the costs, rates and risks of solar energy compare with those of not having it?) and availability of super data and technology, Karl R. Rabago will take us to the path of the inevitable Solar Age. After three decades of believing that solar energy is the only soft energy path we can truly afford-economically, politically, and environmentally while realizing the obstacles such as misinformation from competing vested interests and widespread ignorance of what has actually been accomplished….it’s been discouraging at times. This is the first time, I see the last piece of that incomplete puzzle surfacing and realizing that the solar transition that is already underway will gain the breadth and speed that will astonish every one! For Value of Solar is here! I hear drum rolls…Solar Energy Age has finally arrived! For more details on “Value of Solar”, Be sure to check out:

http://rabagoenergy.com/files/ra0301b…

http://rabagoenergy.com/files/value-o…

Database of State Incentives for Renewable Efficiency (DSIRE)

Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC)

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