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i am a family physician who was diagnosed with
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this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
because of this diagnosis i have opted to stop practicing medicine
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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

he giveth they taketh away

based on what your religion is that power
in some religions its the sun itself
created and maintains the sun which radiates its
solar waves down to the earth and warms up the earth

for those of us who happen to have solar panels we are
able to capture those rays and through technology convert
those rays to electricity which then goes to my house for
use in all those electrical gizmos we have on inside
there is more electricity produced than what we use in the
it goes back up the light pole to the power lines and as ive
found out it is used by the nearest neighbor who needs electricity

for me
the meter well the old did would just spin backwards as
that happened

an almost orgasmic event if you are a real solar advocate
not so much
if you are the electric company

that is called net metering
now with digital meters they can measure how much you produce
how much you use of your electricity
how much you use of their electricity
how much got sent up back into the grid
thats the number that gradually overtime pays for your solar system

of course our electric utility company charges us about $30 a month
just to be hooked up to the system

some electric companies the progressive ones want as many people as
possible with solar panels on their roofs as thats less electricity they
have to ship in from somewhere else
and possibly eliminate the need to build some electricity generating plants
a win win for everyone

well not according to some utilities
they want to charge us solar collectors more money
some estimate the cost would be $50-100 a month to just be
hooked up to the grid

heck my electric bill is never that much except in extreme times
like mid summer or mid winter

we get retail price that is the price they charge us for their electricity
seems fair to me
they want to give us wholesale price for our electricity we produce
plus charge that extra fee which for us they already do

so i guess it will come down to who has the most political influence
the electric companies or the solar companies
history tells us it the former not the latter

could something like this slow down or stop net metering and the
benefits we all gain from its availability

its free you know that solar rays that come down from the sun
like the rain thats falling here now
wonder if the states will get involved also and add a solar tax

maybe if they do they could do a cloud rebate tax program for
those days like the last 3 days when we get no sun
maybe the electric company could also give us a cloudy day
rebate program to offset the new solar power fees

see how complicated this all gets

just let the sun shine down
the supreme beings give it to us free
let me make my electricity
if i dont use it you can use it
just give me credit for it
dont charge me for doing this

seems simple right

the organicgreen doctor

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