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Arizona Solar Center Blog

Commentary from Arizona Solar Center Board Members and invited contributors.

While blog entries are initiated by the Solar Center, we welcome dialogue around the posted topics. Your expertise and perspective are highly valued -- so if you haven't logged in and contributed, please do so!

War on Efficiency

The politics of energy and climate is heating up – both figuratively and literally.

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Jim Stack
Hopefully the Light they see is an American made LED. quote=Hopefully the new commission will see this “energy efficient light,” ... Read More
Friday, 28 November 2014 10:45
Jim Stack
It should be administered by a 3rd party so they are impartial . The 3rd party has to be out of the control of the utilities or ot... Read More
Tuesday, 02 December 2014 20:35
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Election Analysis: Power boost or short circuit (redux)?

Four years ago, I wrote an article for a national magazine on what to make of the 2010 mid-term elections and its implications for energy policy.

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Jim Stack
This is a good report to show what the public wants and will pay for. But do they know the huge subsidies that already go to COAL,... Read More
Saturday, 08 November 2014 14:57
Jeff Spies
Excellent perspective Jim. I fully agree that republicans cannot continue to deny and ignore. Especially now that insurance comp... Read More
Monday, 10 November 2014 09:39
Russell Lowes
Could you please list the URL for this survey?
Monday, 10 November 2014 14:44
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Targeting Climate Voters

Earlier this week the New York Times published an article about how environmental issues have become a major force in political advertising during this election cycle.

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The Polarization of ARRA

In 2008, Americans across the country voted for change.  That change included transforming our century-old dependence on fossil fuels.  Central to this makeover was the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).

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Hal Hudson
I hope the loan recipients repay the US taxpayers for co-signing these loans... $2.3 Billion for 70 full-time jobs being created s... Read More
Sunday, 19 October 2014 06:50
Jim
Hi Hal -- thanks for commenting . . . The rationale for the economic stimulus package was for the government to offset the decreas... Read More
Sunday, 19 October 2014 09:36
Jim Stack
Seems like a small impact until you add up all the CO2 eliminated, the taxes that will continue for many years. Then compare that ... Read More
Thursday, 23 October 2014 20:35
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Real-world examples of an alternative future

Humanity continues to power forward on the road to an alternative future.  Forbes magazine predicts that by 2030, approximately $90 trillion will be invested worldwide in infrastructure for cities, land use and energy -- with an emphasis on a shift to a low-carbon economy.

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Jim Stack
Question: Should our public bodies adopt targets/goals for their own solar generation and energy efficiency requirements? YES, th... Read More
Sunday, 05 October 2014 07:43
Glenda Williamson
Our public bodies should be worrying less about the constituents that got them in and more about the future, so yes.
Friday, 10 October 2014 17:21
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