Arizona Eagletarian

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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Salt River Project -- Let's SAVE Solar!

Because the Board of Directors for Salt River Project plans to vote on Thursday morning, February 26, in favor of a $50/month surcharge for homes in its electric service territory with newly installed rooftop solar power generating units, activists and concerned citizens are planning two events this week to call attention to this egregious action.

Monday evening, February 23, 6:30 pm at the entrance to Tempe Beach Park, there will be a peaceful demonstration to symbolically hold a Funeral for Solar. Because of the solemn occasion of a funeral, organizers ask attendees to wear black.

Lets Save Solar Protests SRP Rate Increase with Funeral for Solar
(Phoenix) --- Local activists and community leaders are holding a public demonstration Monday evening to demand that SRP not raise rates on solar customers at this weeks Board of Directors meeting. Because the proposed SRP rate increase would effectively “pull the plug” on rooftop solar in Arizona, the demonstration is being called a Funeral for Solar. This event is being held on Monday, February 23rd, 2015.
WHO: Lauren Kuby, Tempe Councilmember, and 50 sustainability activists and community leaders
WHAT: “Funeral for Solar” press conference and demonstration
WHERE: Entrance to Tempe Beach Park, NW corner of Rio Salado Pkwy. and Mill Ave. in Tempe
WHEN: February 23, 2015, 6:30-7:00pm
WHY: Demand that SRP’s Board of Directors not vote to pull the plug on rooftop solar.

On Thursday morning, protesters will gather at SRP's Pera Club at 8:45 am. Last time, more than 700 protesters showed up. Let's make this one even bigger.

For more details and a link to a map to find the Pera Club, go here.

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