Five more military bases are to join Solar Ready Vets, a training initiative that will prepare service members leaving active duty for “careers in the solar industry”, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced.
As a lifelong conservative who believes in free-market principles, I believe that the giant electric monopolies deserve competition and consumers deserve choice. We need to set aside our old way of thinking and invest in the new, innovative technology of low-cost, clean energy and diversify our nation’s energy portfolio.
Right now, there’s not a spark of electricity generated from wind in nine states across the Southeast from Arkansas to Florida, according to data from the American Wind Energy Association. But taller towers and bigger turbines are unlocking new potential in the South, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, and the industry is already looking to invest. And with the electricity system in the region undergoing a period of change as coal plants are phased out, some experts believe the door is open for renewables like wind.