FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK 2013
IT'S ALL ABOUT THE MONEY
We applaud President Obama's speech -june 25, 2013 to limit greenhouse gases as a call to action, but as we all know, a President cannot fund programs. We maintain that until our government makes it financially advantageous to place solar panels on privately owned buildings as well as government buildings and along highways, we can not compete or move forward with renewable energies like solar. We Americans take certain 21st century advances such as wireless for granted, but we are stuck in a 20th century fossil fuel “dead zone”. Don’t let anyone tell you that highways aren’t great, proven places to install solar panels for clean, independent energy. JUST LOOK AT THE SUCCESS OF THE WIRELESS GIANTS. They’ve used our rooftops and highways for years now without much opposition.
HOW DID THEY DO IT?
They paid for it. The quick money is in placing cell phone towers along our highways and atop buildings. One building in New York City can make $50,000. A town in upstate New York made $13,800.00. The major wireless giants like Verizon, AT&T, and T- Mobile have been doing this over the last few years on interstate I-87 and many other roadways. They couldn’t do it without your counties’, towns’, or cities’ permission. We Americans own the highway right of way. Our fathers built and paid for it.
Here’s a partial list of Corporate activity:
Vosizneias.com, “Schroon, NY – New Cell Tower For Adirondacks’ I-87 ‘Dead Zone’, Posted May 25, 2012