The weather, currently.
We are still riding the temperature rollercoaster. Wednesday will be the warmest day of this week, with temperatures in the mid 80s and some wind. Due to the above average temperatures and the wind, that makes Wednesday another day that we will be watching for fire concerns. Thursday looks just as windy at some points, but it will at least be cooler with temperatures in the low 70s.
Here's 3 things you need to know for Wednesday:
- WARM DAY. Prepare for mid-80s.
- Some wind in the afternoon. Watch out for fire concerns.
- Cooler day on Thursday.
What you need to know, currently.
Currently published a story by Alexandra Applegate today, on the benefits of solar power in low-income communities.
“Historically, low and moderate-income communities have been left out of the move to solar — and the savings that accompany it — even though those are the households that could benefit the most,” Applegate writes. “Two-thirds of low-income households experience a high energy burden, paying around 8.6 percent of their annual income on utilities. This is three times more than what non-low-income households pay for their heat and electricity.”
“Yet, across America, people who own solar are generally more wealthy. A 2022 Lawrence Berekley report found that solar owners have an average income that is 58 percent higher than their county’s median. After all, it costs up to $30,000 to complete a solar system installation on one home. Plus, many low-income Americans are renters or their homes do not have the sufficient infrastructure to support solar panels.”