A chat with Sen. Bernie Sanders on his new 10 million solar roofs bill

Submitted by Charles Frost on Sat, 02/06/2010 - 01:43.

"On Thursday, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) introduced a bill aimed at getting 10 million new solar rooftop systems and 200,000 new solar hot water heating systems installed in the U.S. in the next 10 years.

Cleverly titled the “10 Million Solar Roofs & 10 Million Gallons of Solar Hot Water Act” (PDF), it would provide rebates that cover up to half the cost of new systems, along the lines of incentive programs in California and New Jersey (not coincidentally, Nos. 1 and 2 in installed solar in the U.S.). It also includes measures to insure that those who receive assistance get information on how to make their buildings more energy efficient."

The rest is at: http://www.grist.org/article/2010-02-04-a-chat-with-bernie-sanders-on-his-new-10-million-solar-roofs-bil/

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