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Commentary from Arizona Solar Center Board Members and invited contributors.

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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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Jim Stack
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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Déjà Vu

Seems like we have been here before--the rooftop solar debate in Arizona is being branded as a debate about fairness.

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Jim Stack
Yes lots of personal stories of home owners trying to do the right thing while also saving money. SRP should come out with new rat... Read More
Sunday, 15 February 2015 07:35
Peter Schumann
Yes Jim!! This is totally bizarre!! History form my perspective has shown the basis of commerce is " user pays"!! The more you us... Read More
Sunday, 15 February 2015 16:26
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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 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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