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Seton Motley: South Miami's Solar Energy Mandate

July 19, 2017

In the vain hope of controlling the weather, the South Miami City Commission it considering mandating any new homes built in the area have solar panels installed on their roofs.

Seton Motley, president of the non-profit Less Government, discusses how the South Miami city commission is considering requiring any new homes built in the area, or homes that undergo renovations or repairs worth 50 percent of the value of the home have solar panels installed on their roofs in order to fight climate change. This would be a government giveaway to solar panel makers and installers -- a big government energy boondoggle -- that will raise housing prices and energy costs, do nothing to reduce global warming, and will violate constitutionally protected property rights.
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Seton Motley is the president of Less Government, a DC-based non-profit organization dedicated to reducing the power of government and protecting the First Amendment from governmental assault.
smotley@lessgovernment.org @SetonMotley
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H. Sterling Burnett, Ph.D. is a Heartland senior fellow on environmental policy and the managing editor of Environment & Climate News.
hsburnett@heartland.org