NEWS: L.A. City Council Makes Solar Look Bad
Shenaningans taint a clean-energy plan, and the council lays it all on voters
By Jill Stewart
Published on November 12, 2008
Solar-energy groups and small businesses are simmering over a deal cut by City Council President Eric Garcetti, City Council member Jan Perry and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to place on the March ballot a vast new alternate-energy plan that virtually excludes small businesses and private solar companies from City Hall’s push to go solar.
The March 3 measure, being peddled as the Green Energy and Good Jobs for Los Angeles Act, would add a huge 400 megawatts of solar power to buildings throughout Los Angeles, amounting to roughly 1,500 acres of the glass panels. more...