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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!

There’s a lot of work (to do)...

Earlier this summer the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its proposed rules for Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act. This is the rule that deals with reducing carbon emissions from existing power plants by 2030. The proposed rule was shaped by public input and builds upon existing priorities, activities, and efforts in states throughout the country.

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Jim Stack
Question: Should the legislature allow a plan, developed by Arizonans, to be submitted in response to the EPA’s Section 111(d) rul... Read More
Sunday, 28 September 2014 14:42
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Red and Blue Equals Green

George P. Shultz served as U.S. Secretary of State, Treasury and Labor under two GOP Presidents. Today, Shultz is co-chair of Stanford University’s Hoover Institution task force on energy policy.

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Curt Shannon
Shultz also participated in the excellent "Risky Business" report that came out earlier this year. Co-authors on that report were ... Read More
Monday, 15 September 2014 09:36
Jim Stack
Our government has enacted the first new rule to reduce carbon in our states. Have to written them to suggest ways to improve and ... Read More
Tuesday, 23 September 2014 09:11
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Labor Day: New Deal Roots and Clean Energy Offshoots

1931

The Great Depression witnessed the highest unemployment rate this country has ever known. A quarter of the American workforce was jobless at its height in 1932. The next year, the newly-elected President, Franklin D. Roosevelt, signed into law legislation that put the country on the road to recovery.

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Jim Stack
What ARRA energy projects are you aware of in your community? I checked on line and Chandler has a list of over $22 Million ARRA p... Read More
Friday, 05 September 2014 10:28
Jim Stack
Michael Crow ,ASU President doesn't need any ARRA to be the Solar PV leader in the USA. Just PPA's that pay for themselves and cre... Read More
Sunday, 07 September 2014 13:56
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Point of Personal Privilege

It’s move-in day at the ASU dorms in downtown Phoenix.

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Jim Stack
JA, Good move. I like the similar path that Michael Crow ,ASU President followed. While at Syracuse University (Cloudy,Cold, 100 i... Read More
Sunday, 17 August 2014 08:17
Cynthia Bower
Who or what inspired me to learn more about solar energy? Response: my grandfather, William J. Bailey, an engineer who developed... Read More
Tuesday, 19 August 2014 13:02
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Victory

Solar energy once was considered a feel-good story.  We celebrated every announcement as a victory.  The promise of free non-polluting power was the hook-line.

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Jim Arwood
Hey Dan, Great to see you here -- appreciate all you and the folks at RUCO do for solar development in the state. The article did... Read More
Sunday, 10 August 2014 13:26
Jim Stack
A great Solar story is in this short video, Gallons of Light (Sunshine). It's about the amazing USA made Tesla S family sedan run... Read More
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 10:11
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