Homes in California must have Solar, Farms have Windmills

As if California could not get any more irresponsible, this comes along. All new homes must be Solar powered. All farms must have 25 percent of their land in windmills. Free College, Free Healthcare…. what am I leaving out? Moonbeams and lollipops. And just who will be bailing out California? Just asking:

The California Senate Majority Leader Kevin de León has introduced a new bill that would mandate the Golden State get all of its electricity from renewable sources by 2045.  This replaces a law that was passed in 2016 that dictated that renewable energy sources be 50% of all electricity produced by 2030.  This bill moves that requirement up to 2025 with the 50% edict and establishes the new 100% standard 20 years later.

What has not been widely discussed in the press – and buried in the details of the bill – is that all new homes and all homes sold must have solar panels as their source of energy.  All apartment buildings with more than four units must install solar panels by 2025, and all commercial and office buildings must do the same.  As for farms, they must commit 25% of their acreage to windmills.

The backlash was most agitated from organized farm interest groups. Steve Manger, President of the California Farm Association, was not shocked by the plan.  He told us, “What the hell, they have taken all of our water away from us for growing crops.  They have killed the breadbasket of America; why not put those ugly contraptions on the fallow land?”

“We are very concerned about the effects on the poor of California.  California has the highest poverty rate in the nation.”  We asked the Senator how the people outside Silicon Valley and Beverly Hills are going to pay for the costs of upgrading their homes.  The Senator spoke of the federal subsidies for this.

He then said, “California has its own program and we plan on expanding that.  The program, of course, will be income qualified and aimed toward identified minorities.”

Expanding on that issue, he said anyone who can show they are Black, Hispanic, LGBTQ or disabled will get a special subsidy.  We are particularly targeting our Native American friends.  As long as you can prove you are at least 1/16 Native American we will provide a full subsidy for those individuals.”

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11 Responses to “Homes in California must have Solar, Farms have Windmills”

  1. SWFLsolar Says:

    I am not for mandating anything, mandating is unAmerican.

    Solar is great and has awesome potential, people really need to look at it as an option. The thing about it is that it must make financial sense and a lot of these laws lack an economic stress test or critical verification to determine viability.


  2. The Weekly Headlines 23 July 2017. – Br Andrew's Muses Says:

    […] Homes in California must have Solar, Farms have Windmills […]


  3. The Weekly Headlines – My Daily Musing Says:

    […] Homes in California must have Solar, Farms have Windmills […]

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Steve Dennis Says:

    Why doesn’t Cali secede already and get it over with. 😉

    Liked by 1 person

    • bunkerville Says:

      soon, very soon..Though if history is of any worth, most of our movements started out there in the land of fruits and nuts.


  5. Brittius Says:

    Reblogged this on Brittius and commented:
    Off the grid living, or remoteness and service unavailable, is one thing, here’s the problem: (2017) If, the homeowners’ electric bill is above, say, $110.00 per month, there could be something to look into, other than sales people hyping it up. The homeowner, only gets benefit of, 17.0%, that’s it. The balance, 83.0%, is returned through the house wiring, and provides FREE power to the utility company, who, in turn reduces rates, minimally, if at all. Once the homeowner signs on the dotted line, solar can never be removed, because it is a civil contract. If the homeowner sells the home, the purchaser, is stuck with solar. I had solar in one home and the roof, leaked and leaked. All I got was a song and dance, and the utility saying they have nothing to do with roof leaks due to improper installation, which, they, the utility, recommended, and that contractor, went out of business. My savings were roughly $12.00 per month. A waste. Nice intentions, but a waste.
    In California, I want to see all the mansions with solar panels. Why not string solar panels alongside Al Gore’s jet? Maybe the solar panels will conceal pot cultivation or the governor’s secret bathtub gin (?), who knows what.
    Remote off the grid, with a capacitor and batteries, it makes sense. If I ever disconnected, the utility company would scheme up something and have crooked lawmakers eel up some law criminalizing popping off and away from the grid. Sometimes I think an EMP incident such as North Korea threatens, would do this nation some good.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Solar like anything else has a lifespan….what happens when you need to replace the roof? I imagine all of it comes down and has to be replaced. Not to worry, if it should happen to save home owners money it will just be taxed.

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      • Brittius Says:

        To repair the roof, I was, in fact, charged to have the panels removed, the roof repaired, and then the panels reinstalled. Maybe people only want a patch-job roof, or a bucket and mop roof, but not me. Roofs are the singular most important part of a house.
        I happen to dislike the way roofs around here look, but they are cut flush to the walls, so that hurricane winds will not rip them. I like the 14 inch overhang roof or, depending on architecture, a hip roof. All the money on quality roofing and craftsmanship, [m]ucked up, with horrible solar panels. If I had the smarts and lived on a farm, the last place I would install solar panels would be on the roof, rather than on the ground. Pour a slab, set some I-beams into the forms, and solar panels would have a nice touch for frugal living off the grid. In suburban surroundings, it looks horrible and out of place, like painting a home bright yellow and neon purple, if you get my drift. I like muted earthtones. I enjoy looking at a nicely crafted home. Somebody’s pockets are getting fat off of all the solar panels. Mark my words.

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  6. Mustang Says:

    I know immediately when reading posts such as these that Kevin de León (or, fill in the blank) doesn’t actually care what the people of California think about such farcical notions. Kevin is pandering to his constituency, and Kevin is a winner because none of the people living in his legislative district understand half of what they know about these (or any other) issues. What they know is that Kevin is trying to save the planet (and perpetuate his rather illustrious political career) and what difference does it make if an entire state is taken over by wind farms, or that no one can afford to rent a one-bedroom studio apartment anywhere in California?

    My guess is that if California’s founding persons knew then what we know today, everyone would have said, “Screw it … let the Indians have it.” By the way, I recently spent six weeks in California. I cannot think of a single thing to recommend that state to anyone thinking of moving there. What I do find amazing, though, is that there are any conservative minded persons remaining within its borders.

    Liked by 3 people

    • bunkerville Says:

      sadly, there is Northern California….a whole different world.

      Liked by 2 people

      • Simply Linda Says:

        Stupid is, as Stupid done/does…something like that. California is full of nuts, fruits and flakes…just saying. (ducking just incase JC reads this, wink.)

        Liked by 3 people

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