Although my spouse is clever, I was less than thrilled when he announced he was launching a novel plan to remodel our home. It involves 200 feet of galvanized ducts weaving in and out of our walls and roof, solar panels, a charge controller and 100-watt motor to move warm air inside and blow cold air out. My dread increased when he ran his renewable remodel concept by a friend in the energy business. Our friend Don listened to the plan, laughed and said, "Gus, it isn't going to work."

While not getting a straight answer about what is or isn't happening with my husband's remodel is irritating, getting a non-response about a major solar power project that affects the outcome of the state's renewable law is inexcusable.