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“Florida is one of several states where the Tea Party has embraced a new cause: solar energy. Tea Party groups are teaming up with progressive organizations to open up the solar energy industry,” reports NPR.

The  New Yorker reports that a coalition of libertarians, Christian Coalition conservatives, liberal environmentalists, and Tea Party groups already helped defeat an effort by Georgia Power to impose heavy fees on customers with rooftop solar systems.

It’s an unusual coalition and puts them at odds in some states with another conservative grassroots organization, the Koch brothers-backed Americans for Prosperity.

(READ the story from NPR and another in the New Yorker)

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