Gabrielle Gifford's Solar Advocacy
After the tragedy in Arizona we have been glued to our TV's and radios listening for any update on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords status as well as the others injured during that horrific event. In doing so, we at All Energy Solar have been looking into her life as a Congresswoman, and some of the policies and initiatives she supported. It turns out that Gabrielle Gifford was a huge supporter of Solar Energy and energy independence. Thanks to "Solar Fred" and one of his recent posts, "5 Things You Can Do to Continue Gabrielle Giffords' Solar Advocacy" we can see what types of policies and initiatives she was involved in.
- She introduced or cosponsored numerous pieces of solar legislation, including the American Clean Energy and Security Act, the Solar Energy Research and Advancement Act of 2007, Solar Technology Roadmap Act, and helped to uncap the residential 30% ITC and extend it to 2016.
- Her district office gives free "Solar 101" seminars across southern Arizona to help people understand how to take advantage of Arizona's incentives, federal incentives, and to encourage them to go solar.
- Leading by example, she installed a 2kW PV system on her home.