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  1. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    17 Apr '14 11:33
    http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/04/16/3427392/oklahoma-fee-solar-wind/

    Can't have the poor working slob getting ahead in the world. The NERVE of some people, thinking they can actually make money installing solar cells.
  2. Standard member Soothfast
    0,1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21,
    19 Apr '14 02:33
    Oklahoma is just about the reddest of the Red States. Never, ever, ever expect a single neutrino of commonsense to emanate from that tea-bagging crap hole.
  3. 19 Apr '14 07:52 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/04/16/3427392/oklahoma-fee-solar-wind/

    Can't have the poor working slob getting ahead in the world. The NERVE of some people, thinking they can actually make money installing solar cells.
    The article makes it clear that this is being pushed by utility companies that realize that it is a threat to their business.

    It also says Arizona has already done something similar, although not a very high charge.

    I guess that once all power generation is coming from individuals with solar or wind, the grid will have to provide balancing and storage and somebody will have to pay for that - but it is too soon as currently small scale solar is actually a cost saving to power utilities.