NEW YORK JUST SHOWED EVERY OTHER STATE HOW TO DO SOLAR RIGHT

"This is as exciting as the Public Service Commission gets." NRDC attorney Raya Salter
— From Mother Jones, Article by Tim McDonnell
New York wants to get serious about solar power. The state has a goal to cut its greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050, and it's already among the nation's solar leaders. New York ranks ninth overall for total installed solar, and in 2013 alone it added enough to power more than 10,000 homes.

ROOFTOP SOLAR IS A BARGAIN: LOUIE MILLER

BY LOUIE MILLER
Your neighborhood: It’s where your kids play, where your friends and family live. It’s home.
And now your home could provide security in a whole new way — by helping keep the lights on. If Mississippi moves forward with a comprehensive rooftop solar program, our neighborhoods could power our homes, boost our economy and protect the wild places that make our state great.

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CONSERVATIVE GROUPS BATTLE OVER SOLAR IN FLORIDA

FROM THE HUFFINGTON POST
WASHINGTON -- A Florida effort to expand access to solar power has become a face-off between two factions of the conservative movement. The group Conservatives for Energy Freedom is blasting Americans for Prosperity for what it called a "campaign of deception" against a ballot initiative that would make it easier for businesses and individuals to install rooftop solar energy.

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Climate Change Demands Marshall Plan Levels of Response

FROM THE GUARDIAN/UK
A voice came over the intercom: would the passengers of Flight 3935, scheduled to depart Washington DC, for Charleston, South Carolina, kindly collect their carry-on luggage and get off the plane.

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MEET PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION CANDIDATE CECIL BROWN MONDAY, MARCH 9 @ 6PM

Join the Central Group of the Mississippi Chapter of the Sierra Club in meeting Cecil Brown, candidate for the Central District of the Mississippi Public Service Commission.

SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER: JUSTICE ON KEMPER FROM THE MISSISSIPPI SUPREMES

Last Thursday's decision from the Mississippi Supreme Court was stunning and emphatic.

SUPREME JUSTICE

MISSISSIPPI POWER COMPANY VS. MISSISSIPPI PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION AND THOMAS A. BLANTON
This Mississippi Supreme Court decision was a resounding defeat for MIssissippi Power Company. In the case before the justices, Thomas Blanton asked the Supreme Court to invalidate rate increases approved by the Public Service Commission (“Commission”) for Mississippi Power Company (“MPC”). He challenged the constitutionality of the 2008 Baseload Act, which was legislation that had been passed by the Mississippi legislature which allowed utilities to raise customer rates to pay for their new power plants before the power plants begin generating electricity. Blanton's position was that collecting from customers before a power plant is turned on is unconstitutional.
Click on read more for the full text of the decision.

State Supreme Court rules against PSC's allowing early customer prepayment for Kemper

STARGAZING ON THE COAST: FEBRUARY 14TH

NEXT COAST OUTING: STARGAZING FEBRUARY 14, 2015, 7:30 TO 10:00 PM--BRING BINOCULARS
Christopher Verdery has planned a very different outing for February, the last best month for winter time clear skies. Starting February 14—Saturday night—we will meet at the Taco Bell next to the entrance to the Gulf Islands National Seashore at 7:30 pm, so we can drive together to the boat landing inside the park

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