Rural counties are trying to strike a balance between the demand for renewable energy and the desire to preserve farmland, historic sites and open spaces...View full email delivered October 1, 2021.
The loss of historic-rural land to industrial-scale solar is irreversible. Counties that have allowed inappropriate solar have "Lots of regrets now.” Read about Citizens for Responsible Solar’s role in the battle to preserve Virginia’s historic land...View full email delivered August 13, 2021.
Solar panel installations are surging in the U.S. and Europe as Western countries seek to cut their reliance on fossil fuels. But the West faces a conundrum as it installs panels on small rooftops and in sprawling desert arrays: Most of them are produced with energy from carbon-dioxide-belching, coal-burning plants in China...View full email delivered August 5, 2021.
Counties need to be very careful. Once the door is opened and a solar project is approved, a precedent is set that could leave the county vulnerable to lawsuits if they try to deny other projects. The finer detail of your solar ordinance is your protection from a lawsuit...View full email delivered July 15, 2021.
There is no national recycling plan for the millions of tons of solar panels (electronic waste, including non-recyclable materials, and toxic heavy metals, such as lead) when solar...View full email delivered July 1, 2021.
The Harvard Business Review (HBR) published study "The Dark side of Solar Power" states: "some governments may classify solar panels as hazardous waste," solar panels will create 50x more waste and cost 4x more than predicted. HBR also shines a light on the low cost of solar panels being derived from Chinese manufacturing’s questionable labor practices (the Chinese solar panel industry has been scrutinized for inhuman conditions relating to Uyghur forced labor)...View full email delivered June 23, 2021.
At its meeting on May 11, the Bedford Town Board voted to follow the planning board’s recommendation and reject a petition for a proposed solar farm zoning code amendment. Wise elected officials side with the community and reject solar developer’s self-serving zoning amendment...View full email delivered July 1, 2021.
The "Not In Our Backyard" report is a must-read. The last paragraph of the Executive Summary states: "Finally, this report documents the widespread resistance to the encroachment of large-scale renewable projects by landowners and local governments across rural America...View full email delivered June 3, 2021.
More citizens and elected officials are beginning to recognize the pitfalls of industrial-scale solar on rural land, and are denying irresponsible solar applications...View full email delivered May 20, 2021.
We can devise a plan to reduce carbon emissions to help climate change. Destroying rural-agricultural land on such a mass scale through developing large utility scale industrial solar plants is not the answer...View full email delivered May 3, 2021.
‘Bright Green Lies’ Documentary: Exposing the Illusions of Green Technology in Stark Detail...View full email delivered April 30, 2021.
Does this look “green” to you? Thousands of acres of rural land have been covered by glass solar panels. The irresponsible siting of industrial-scale solar does not save the planet and does not prevent climate change. Solar developers are taking advantage of rural communities at the expense of the environment, residents, and taxpayers...View full email delivered April 28, 2021.
Te environment needs you. Land is being destroyed on a mass-scale all across the USA...View full email delivered April 22, 2021.
It's irresponsible to cut down trees and destroy rural-agricultural land for solar power plants. Utility-scale solar should be placed responsibly on industrial-zoned land, marginal or contaminated land or on commercial and residential rooftops...View full email delivered April 16, 2021.
If we want to get to zero emissions by 2050, then solar/wind isn't the answer. Solar/wind will cover huge amounts of land (literally destroying the planet) vs. nuclear energy (which produces no C02). Will the USA course-correct itself about solar? Will local county officials do the right thing and protect agricultural land from unnecessary destruction?...View full email delivered July 1, 2021.
Since Citizens for Responsible Solar relaunched last fall, we have been inundated by concerned citizens from across the USA who are joining a national movement to protect their communities against the onslaught of industrial-scale solar on rural land. Elected officials must act in the best interests of their local citizens and the environment...View full email delivered March 4, 2021.
This article sums up what many rural communities are learning...solar, especially on agricultural land, isn't the answer to climate change....View full email delivered February 25 2021.
To survive extreme weather, humans need 100% reliable electricity.“This blizzard proves that during extreme weather in winter, solar panels and wine turbines are of little or no value to the electric grid.”...View full email delivered February 23, 2021.
Wind failed by almost 100%. Renewable energy advocates are trying to shift the blame for Texas power outages away from frozen wind turbines. The Wall Street Journal sets the record straight. In Texas, wind failed by producing 93% less than normal...View full email delivered January 27, 2021
This week there were 4 million people without power in Texas. Frozen wind turbines = 0% energy.
When the sun isn’t shining, solar = 0% energy. If we want to keep warm and have electricity all of the time, 100% renewable energy is not the answer...View full email delivered February 19, 2021
View 20+ images. There is a place for solar, but cutting down thousands of acres of trees is not green... View full email delivered February 8, 2021
Citizens for Responsible Solar believes in the proper siting of large-scale solar power plants on industrial-zoned land, not destroying thousands of acres of farmland and forests. 3 key solar points from this eye-opening video...View full email delivered January 21, 2021.
Rural communities are being destroyed (forests, farmland and property values devastated) so big corporations can fraudulently claim they’re 100% renewable...View full email delivered January 13, 2021.
Will solar developers change their ways, or continue to disrespect history? American Battlefield Trust, Cultural Heritage Partners,and Preservation Virginia have teamed up to draw the line, before industrial-scale solar destroys our history...View full email delivered December 21, 2020.
Will Culpeper take the lead across the USA in how counties should manage industrial-scale solar on agricultural-rural land, or just become another county dazzled by short-term $ and duped by energy corporations?...View full email delivered December 9, 2020.
orth Carolina’s installed solar power is second only to California’s. Some may cringe at the thought of following California’s energy policy, given the rolling blackouts imposed there. Solar power seemed like an attractive option in 2007, when the Democrat-controlled legislature...View full email delivered November 24, 2020.
It was clear the Planning Commission did their due diligence and took into account the pleas of over 20 citizens who spoke at the meeting and many written objections. On December 1, we will find out if the Board of Supervisors will deny Maroon Solar’s application to develop a 1,700-acre industrial-scale solar power plant on agricultural-rural-historic land. Below are some related new materials citizens across the USA may find helpful for your local talking points...View full email delivered November 19, 2020.
Energy corporations disregard water runoff-ecological concerns, and are willing to pay millions in violations...View full email delivered November 17, 2020.
CAUTION ALERT: Just in, from yesterday's-overnight’s BIG rainfall, which shows more evidence of flooding and why industrial-scale solar doesn’t belong in Culpeper. There are HUGE water runoff-ecological concerns. Wetlands and waterways that feed into the Rapidan- Chesapeake Bay Watershed risk contamination...View full email delivered November 12, 2020.