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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!

Superseding Sustainability

Sustainability is a broad term that addresses three fundamental principles: economic strength, environmental stewardship, and social equity.

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Jim Stack
I see sustainability as 3 main areas too. Where and how you live, how you travel and what you eat. It all adds up to improve our e... Read More
Friday, 03 June 2016 08:33
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The Promise of Solar

A decade ago Governor Napolitano asked me to present at an energy forum of the National Governors Association taking place in Wilmington, Delaware.

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Jim Stack
Question: What is the promise of renewable energy? The promise is that it can supply more energy at less cost than any other form... Read More
Saturday, 26 March 2016 20:45
John Barber
And in recent news, APS sent out an RFP to acquire 400-600 megawatts of additional capacity. Why are they advocating restriction... Read More
Sunday, 27 March 2016 08:11
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The Energy Story of the 21st Century

The chaotic political season that has defined the 2016 presidential campaign experienced a jolt over the Presidents' Day weekend with the passing of Justice Scalia.

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Speaking of judges. I just read a book about the break up of the Bell System and Bell Labs. By the way Bell Labs was the group tha... Read More
Friday, 26 February 2016 11:21
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Labor Day: New Deal Roots and Clean Energy Offshoots

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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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The Calm Before the Storm

In February, we wrote in our Sun Day blog about the “Waves of Disruption” sweeping over the electric utility sector.  Those waves look as if they are gaining strength.

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Jim Stack
Question: What role should utilities play in the emerging rooftop solar sector? It's their choice. Read my uncle ... Read More
Sunday, 29 June 2014 14:56
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The New Clean Energy Economy Invests in American Jobs

Employment opportunities in the energy sector are exploding. New enhanced exploration techniques have created a boom in the oil and gas fields. Jobs in this sector are projected to double by the end of the decade.

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Jim Stack
Imagine the jobs and industry we could have if we supported clean energy policies like we do for chip makers that use similar mate... Read More
Monday, 02 September 2013 17:47
Bill Kaszeta
The State of Arizona is slow to react to the loss of solar jobs. Arizona Commerce Authority's Solar Arizona website still featur... Read More
Tuesday, 03 September 2013 13:03
Mike Pasqualetti
Ignoring, as unrealistic as it may be, those with an anti-solar bent, the solar energy market and the job opportunities in Arizona... Read More
Wednesday, 04 September 2013 14:08
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