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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!

We're Number 1: The Only State Without An Energy Office

This past month Arizonans witnessed the dismantling of its Energy Office in what was described as a budget saving move.

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Jim Stack
Question: Is there a role for government in the energy field? YES -First they can stop all the subsidies for Fossil fuels and Nu... Read More
Sunday, 13 September 2015 18:41
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An Energy Transition is Already Underway

Carbon targets aren't anything new. States and local governments have set targets for reducing carbon pollution going back more than a decade.

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Jim Stack
Question: How do we shift the policy debate about the Clean Power Plan from focusing on short-term impacts to the long-term benefi... Read More
Sunday, 16 August 2015 16:35
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The Times They Are A-Changin’

Frederick Buechner wrote that there is a time for looking back over the past "and trying to figure out where we have come from and where we are going to."

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Jim Stack
The Solar market will change in Arizona now that the Utilities are not providing incentives. We will now have a very robust SREC R... Read More
Thursday, 28 May 2015 15:07
Jim Stack
The Truth and Facts never change. Read about the Subsidies to Fossil FUEL. COAL is not low cost neither is NG or Nuclear! http://... Read More
Saturday, 13 June 2015 10:07
Jim Stack
An other FACT, we are running out of drinkable water. Yet Fracking uses Billions of gallons of water and Power generation uses Bil... Read More
Monday, 29 June 2015 12:33
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New Waves of Disruption

Last year I wrote a blog about “Waves of Disruption” [Feb 22, 2014] sweeping through the energy sector.

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Jim Stack
Tesla will announce their Home Battery storage system 4/30/2015. They are building their Giga Battery factory in Nevada and it pro... Read More
Wednesday, 22 April 2015 07:12
Jim Stack
Question: How will distributed generation evolve in the next decade? Solar firm's home battery systems target SRP fees, It's here... Read More
Thursday, 23 April 2015 15:20
Jim Stack
Nancy from ASU gets it. http://m.tucsonweekly.com/tucson/guest-opinion/Content?oid=4978962... Read More
Saturday, 25 April 2015 17:47
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For What It's Worth

The debate over climate change is largely settled, and most Americans understand that one of the best weapons to reduce climate altering emissions is for individuals to employ passive solar strategies and adopt renewable energy technologies.

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Joe Costion
My Solar water heater: Is a Cornell Passive Batch heater. I installed it on my house in Flagstaff circa 1984. I have very littl... Read More
Sunday, 29 March 2015 07:58
Keith rowley
putting solar electric power on my home is one of the best decisions I've ever made. Its paid for and satisfies all of my electric... Read More
Monday, 30 March 2015 05:05
Jim Stack
There's something happening here -- and what it is is pretty clear. quote from Jim Arwood http://ecowatch.com/2015/03/27/solar-un... Read More
Tuesday, 31 March 2015 19:49
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