Solar Bill of Rights – Freedom From Fossil Fuel

Solar Bill of RightssAs the overly subsidized fossil energy lobby continues to hobble progress for sound energy policy in Washington, many who understand the stakes for such failure of leadership look desperately for ways to transform an unsustainable energy economy.

In an effort to raise awareness about the need to reform the nation’s energy policy – largely controlled by an increasingly threatened fossil energy lobby facing growing awareness of the consequences of continued dependence on fossil energy becomes more apparent – the Solar Energy Industry Association (SEIA) has launched the Solar Bill of Rights Campaign. The campaign is a grassroots movement working to educate Americans – and our leaders in Washington – about solar energy and provide the answers to our energy needs.

Solar – It’s what American want

In a recent poll, 92 percent of people surveyed strongly support the development of solar energy. As public awareness grows of the benefits of solar energy, powerful lobbies are pushing back, using federal subsidies to fund more lobbying, soliciting even more support from Congress and further blocking development of solar and other sources of renewable, clean energy.

It’s time for a sane approach to energy policy, one that most Americans support, will provide jobs, and reduce dependence on foreign sources of oil. It’s our right to demand leadership in energy policy. Later this fall SEIA president Rhone Resch will present the Solar Bill of Rights to Congress and demand the our leaders free themselves – and us – from the grip of fossil energy and begin developing energy policy for the good of the people, not for the fossil fuel industry.

Be part of the movement, and let Congress know that it is your right to demand leadership for a sustainable future. Sign the Solar Bill of Rights today!

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Thomas Schueneman
Thomas Schueneman
Tom is the founder and managing editor of and the PlanetWatch Group. His work appears in Triple Pundit, Slate, Cleantechnia, Planetsave, Earth911, and several other sustainability-focused publications. Tom is a member of the Society of Environmental Journalists.

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