(The latest in a series of posts relating to the environment, Bethlehem’s Climate Action Plan, and Bethlehem’s Environmental Advisory Council)
Bill Gontram is a Philly transplant happy to find a nice quality of life on the Southside.
EAC’s solar panel entreaty got me thinking. Given that the Lehigh Valley and especially Bethlehem with close proximity to I-78 is such a desirable (profitable) location for mega-warehouse development, it should be a requirement for future developments to dedicate rooftop space for solar generation. The added cost should be minimal (or zero with a PPA ) and well within the developer’s feasibility requirements. It should also be possible to purchase rooftop easements on existing buildings to allow installation by solar companies as well as municipalities.
Hmmm, Gadfly seems to recall an article or study on this subject that passed through the blog, but he can’t find it now. Can anybody give us a reference?
And isn’t the sentiment Bill provided in his by-line sooooo good!
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I agree with Bill Gontram, Ed, but I’d take it one step further and require all of those warehouses with rooftop solar panels to have electric plug ins for all of those trucks moving goods, instead of them sitting all around the Lehigh Valley idling and spewing diesel fumes into the air we breathe. Dana