In this day and age, with at least 50 years of statistics to draw from, why aren’t all government buildings in Shasta County covered with solar panels?
Furthermore, why doesn’t every government property have wind turbines to generate electricity?
Also, why aren’t all the government entities taking advantage of geothermal deep-water wells to not only cool buildings during the summer, but to also heat buildings during the winter with the same constant-temperature water?
Consider this: The city of Redding is moving its electrical office staff out to Airport Road. Why does the City of Redding have so many staff employees for its electric utilities department? I notice they are modifying the building they are going to occupy, but I see no solar panels anywhere, and I’ve not heard talk of putting solar panel on that facility.
However, each year the City of Redding hosts an Energy Fair. One would think that the City would choose to be leaders by following its own advice.
50 years of statistics: The sun shines in the state of California every day, and for about 85 percent of each year there is direct sunlight hitting the roofs of all the buildings in Shasta County.
Why doesn’t Shasta County become a role model for using all the natural (free, for the most part) resources to reduce the carbon load, reduce electricity’s cost, conserve its use and improve the standard of living for its citizens?
William Hill is a Redding citizen, homeowner, taxpayer and veteran.