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Reflections from the Front Lines: An Homage to Doctor Seuss

A battle is waging in the desert southwest,
The topic of which has folks somewhat stressed.
Net metering’s the topic (which you probably guessed).

The electric utility has predicted dire straits
From cross-subsidies embedded within retail rates.

The solar community stands up in alarm
And declares that truly there has been no harm
(with ads from both sides that at times have lacked charm).

What will happen today as the positions unravel?
Will there be resolution at the sound of the gavel?

With statements and emotions at times vitriolic
We stand by and monitor (somewhat melancholic)
Wishing the proceeding became more bucolic.

In closing, the purpose of this Seussian missive
Is to beg that the parties become less derisive.
For tomorrow’s a new day – we can only surmise
That like the Phoenix of legend the sun will still rise.
And all parties to which this debate has comprised
May someday too begin to surmise
That the battle’s not lost when we all compromise
(less has been done for the Nobel Peace Prize).

One observer's reaction to a day of testimony on the net energy meeting hearing at the Arizona Corporate Commission, November 13, 2013.


13 Comments :

I think A is the answer they're loiknog for.B is not a drawback, so it can't be that.C is not a bad answer, both could be inefficient in terms of cost. And a windmill does take maintenance.D is not a horrible answer, considering some homes may be in places that don't get enough sun and/or wind. Like if you lived in the boreal forest in Canada, or on the forest floor in the Amazon jungle.
March 14, 2014 07:07
This introduces a pleasingly rational point of view.
February 24, 2014 06:35
A million thanks for posting this information.
February 24, 2014 06:26
I found myself nodding my noggin all the way through.
February 23, 2014 10:24
Well macadamia nuts, how about that.
February 23, 2014 04:40
A provocative insight! Just what we need!
February 23, 2014 12:48
Short, sweet, to the point, FREE-exactly as information should be!
February 22, 2014 10:25
Stay with this guys, you're helping a lot of people.
February 22, 2014 08:40
Whoever edits and publishes these articles really knows what they're doing.
February 22, 2014 06:05
Articles like these put the consumer in the driver seat-very important.
February 21, 2014 11:04
Your posting really straightened me out. Thanks!
February 21, 2014 03:48
Woah nelly, how about them apples!
February 20, 2014 09:58
Woah nelly, how about them apples!
February 20, 2014 09:58

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