March 24th, 2009
Happy solar day! Today under the gray skies of Austin, the sun is shining into the Texas Capitol. Today’s the day a whole bunch of solar energy bills are heard in the Texas Senate and House. From the Alliance for a Clean Texas:
This session, twelve bills call for a new Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS) for emerging energy technology in Texas. This is the same type of legislation that jumpstarted the wind industry in our state. The new RPS will promote solar, biomass, geothermal, and small scale wind energy. With the right support, Texas could become the world leader in solar power. Many of these bills will be heard in House and Senate committees this Tuesday March 24th.
The League encourages you let the sun shine in by contacting your legislators and asking them to support bills in the legislature that promote renewable energy — renewable energy like solar power. Check this out before you call. It’s a PDF fact sheet about renewable energy.
Take action today to put Texas’ sunshine to productive use – generating clean, renewable power and creating green-collar jobs for Texans.
And that’s how you can be my sunshine!