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Living With A Trump Presidency

By Roy L Hales

The American people have spoken. Donald Trump is not Dr Allan Hoffman’s choice for President. While it is still possible that Trump will be more reasonable than his pre-election rhetoric suggests, this is unlikely. Hoffman described Trump as a demagogue who appears to be a climate denier, whose statements about energy were “uninformed, ignorant and terrible.” Never-the-less, he has been elected and, for the next four years, “the American public is going to have to live with that.” Hoffman spoke about the realities of living with a Trump presidency.

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What Does A Solar Future Without Rebates Look Like?

By Roy L Hales

A recent article in the San Diego Business Journal stated, “Many of the incentive programs that have helped California – and San Diego in particular – lead the nation in solar installation projects are quickly running out. Thanks to the stunning popularity of adding rooftop solar panels to homes and businesses, the incentive programs are being depleted of cash earlier than projected.” Three hundred and seventy-nine of San Diego’s businesses have taken advantage of California Solar Initiative (CSI) rebates to go solar, which makes  San Diego County second only to LA in the total number of applicants. Yet, with the rebates drying up and the impact of Bill AB 327 still unknown, the author said there is a danger that “the solar rooftop market (could come) to a screeching halt.” This opinion is not shared by everyone in the industry.
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