Occupy Rooftops Seeks to Start a Community Solar Revolution

As we’ve pointed out a number of times already, there are myriad links between the Occupy Wall Street movement and modern environmentalism. The biggest and most obvious is that our energy supply is largely controlled by the 1%. Fossil fuel companies like ExxonMobil and Koch Industries are among the largest and most profitable in the nation, and they exert their influence over the political process to deprive the 99% of something we all want: Clean, secure energy.

These companies dedicate vast resources to keep renewable energy down in a number of ways. They a) use a legion of lobbyists to push Washington to oppose carbon pricing policies, limit tax breaks to renewable energy, and keep their own generous subsidies in place (remember, Exxon spends more on lobbying than the entire domestic clean energy industry combined). They b) mobilize opposition to clean energy policies by funding various front groups like Americans For Prosperity, and c) finance the campaigns of politicians that can be counted on to vote against measures that would level the playing field for clean energy.

By: Brian Merchant for Treehugger.com
Business / Green Investments
November 14, 2011
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