Digital News Report – Cheap Paints and inks are being used to replace expensive silicon solar cells. Google it. Our present infrastructure of copper wires, heavy transformers and steam generators may become obsolete as people will be able to paint their houses and lawn covers with “solar panel paint”.
Exactly what part governments might play in this technology is not clear, but paint and ink are cheap. PG&E’s tens of millions of dollars to block competition makes it clear they are worried. Schools and other government entities might perfect ideas using vacant properties and infrastructure. Competition to provide electricity to industry can only reduce its cost and make our country’s products more competitive on the world market.
This is no time to reduce our children’s options with special elections and 2/3 votes. If our children’s elected representatives see a good idea it is their responsibility to evaluate it. Remember, Freedom of information laws allow us to get the facts on politicians and vote them out. But big business can work in complete secrecy. We have no right to burden our children with a demand that they draft propositions requiring 2/3 votes that only limit their options.
Already, new ways of making electricity are proving themselves. The people at PG&E are not so foolish as to throw millions of dollars out the window. They must answer to stock holders.
By: Allen Wilson