"Now I'm as excited about renewables as anybody. But they're a niche play." We excerpt this from a terrific interview of Southern Company CEO Tom Fanning by Joseph Rago of the Wall Street Journal (The Natural Gas Skeptic, WSJ, June 9-10, 2012). It resonated because we spent all day Thursday at the Solar Summit sponsored by City University of New York.
New York City is jumping into solar power with both feet, head over heels and at a fever pitch. It is no longer just the Big Apple. If NYC has its way, it will be the Big PV Cell as well. You have that right. This is not sunny Florida or Arizona, but New York City, at 40 degrees north latitude. But it is not the latitude that matters. It’s the attitude, which is striving to enable the largest rooftop community in the country, according to Tria Case, the University Sustainability Director at CUNY.
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