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Commentary from Arizona Solar Center Board Members and invited contributors.

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Climate Change Politics Heats Up

In the Spring of 1987, Ray Harm sat on the veranda of his solar-powered ranch house on the edge of arroyo in Browns Canyon -- explaining climate change to me.

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Jim Stack
Question: Do you believe that climate change is going to be a priority issue in next year's Presidential election? I can only pray... Read More
Sunday, 29 November 2015 09:35
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The Clean Energy Story of 2014: There is No Planet B

The biggest clean energy story in 2014 may well be our Story of the Year again come next December: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan.

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Russell Lowes
Hi Jim, You write, "The bottom line is clear for all to see -- natural gas, renewables and energy efficiency are the answer to ho... Read More
Sunday, 04 January 2015 11:05
Jim Stack
also agree with Russ. The US hit peak NG in 2004 and was importing and building platforms to get compressed NG from other countrie... Read More
Saturday, 17 January 2015 11:20
Cassey
I don't agree natural gas would be considered as a clean energy while we have many alternative resources that could help reduce gr... Read More
Sunday, 08 March 2015 23:58
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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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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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