For those people around Lowndes County who are living in the
past and still say solar doesn’t work,
Jonathan Hiskes interviews the former mayor of Houston, Bill White,
in Grist, 24 Sep 2010, and asks about solar energy and efficiency:
During White’s time as mayor of Houston, the nation’s fourth largest city, he ran a highly successful home-weatherization program and engineered a major purchase of 50 megawatts of clean energy, giving momentum to the state’s booming wind industry.
Hm, so VSU, for example, could buy wind energy from windmills off the Georgia Coast…
Last week, American Youthworks, a nonprofit aimed at at-risk youth,
received $1.4 million in federal funds to build a green charter high
school that will prepare students for jobs in solar-panel installation,
green facilities management, and other jobs.
In the last few years, Austin Community College received $99,031 from
Workforce Solutions for solar and weatherization training and, more
recently, $59,800 from the Department of Labor to increase the number
of women in green job training programs.
And ACC is hoping to bring more funding to Central Texas in federal grants. ACC is part of a group of Texas community colleges that have
applied for $3.5 million in funding to build solar-energy training
Education, solar, weatherization; who could argue with those things?