Lancaster, California to Require All New Homes to Have Solar Panels

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Photo via Shutterstock We’ve heard of mandatory recycling and composting , but mandatory solar panels ? Lancaster, California — a small city of about 150,000 people in the high desert near Los Angeles — is planning to update its residential zoning code to require homebuilders to add solar panels to all new-construction homes . The move was announced by Republican mayor Rex Parris while speaking at an event hosted by Lancaster homebuilder KB Home. The new requirement would require all new-construction single-family homes built after January 1, 2014 to include at lease a 1.0 kilowatt solar system. Read the rest of Lancaster, California to Require All New Homes to Have Solar Panels Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “solar energy” , California , lancaster , mandatory solar , photovoltaic , Rex Parris , roof-mounted solar , solar , solar panels , Solar Power , solar requirement , solar systems , southern california

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President Obama Appoints Nuclear Physicist Ernest Moniz to Run Department of Energy

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This morning, President Obama announced his nomination of MIT physics professor Ernest Moniz to head up the US  Department of Energy . Renewable energy advocates were dismayed at the appointing of the nuclear physicist, who wanted a leader with roots in green energy . But Obama stands by Moniz, whose governmental experience will help him lead the DOE in a time of much tighter budgetary constraints. Read the rest of President Obama Appoints Nuclear Physicist Ernest Moniz to Run Department of Energy Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Department of Energy , eco design , Ernest Moniz , green design , President Obama department of energy , steven chu , sustainable design

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