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Conservative Blog Editor Stands Up for Solar, and Competition in AZ’s Energy System

Conservative Blog Editor Stands Up for Solar, and Competition in AZ’s Energy System

Kevin Hengehold March 24, 2013 0

Sonoran Alliance is perhaps Arizona’s best-known conservative blog, taking a tea party slant on most issues (most recently calling out “Brewercrats” in a post – their term for Republicans who support Governor Brewer’s plan

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There Was a Time When it Wasn’t Just Dems Leading the Way on Climate in AZ

There Was a Time When it Wasn’t Just Dems Leading the Way on Climate in AZ

Kevin Hengehold March 20, 2013 0

Southern Arizona Rep. Raul Grijalva once again schooled his House colleagues on what climate leadership looks like in a floor speech this afternoon. “Climate change is real. It is not a problem that will

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Renewable Energy Standard Successfully Defended

Renewable Energy Standard Successfully Defended

Kevin Hengehold March 14, 2013 0

Despite repeated assurances during the 2012 political campaign that Republicans at the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) would not roll back Arizona’s Renewable Energy Standard (REST), it appeared likely they would do just that only

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Ammunition for Solar Advocates

Ammunition for Solar Advocates

Kevin Hengehold March 12, 2013 0

A few weeks ago I asked clean energy advocates to make external costs a mantra. The concept of external costs is simple – when utilities and power plant owners dump pollution into our air

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Get Involved in the Fight for a Livable Future

Get Involved in the Fight for a Livable Future

Kevin Hengehold March 7, 2013 0

(You can find your local 350.org climate-action strategy session by clicking here) So many crucially important political dramas face our state and nation. A significant segment of our population lives in fear of arrest

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Rep. Barber Comes Out Swinging for Solar (Update: Barber Recommits to Coal at Apache Generating Station)

Rep. Barber Comes Out Swinging for Solar (Update: Barber Recommits to Coal at Apache Generating Station)

Kevin Hengehold March 6, 2013 0

Finally, a high profile political figure is paying attention to Arizona Corporation Commissioner Gary Pierce’s impending dagger-in-the-back plan to cripple our state’s burgeoning solar industry. US Rep. Ron Barber has penned an excellent op-ed

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Study: Lake Powell and Mead Could Disappear in a Few Decades Due to Climate Change

Study: Lake Powell and Mead Could Disappear in a Few Decades Due to Climate Change

Kevin Hengehold March 1, 2013 0

Scientific literature regarding the future of water in the Southwest up to this point has been alarming, yet vague. In general, studies have confirmed that rising temperatures will hit the Southwest hard, with water

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Solar Exec Calls AZ Utility “probably the most aggressive anti-solar utility in the country”

Solar Exec Calls AZ Utility “probably the most aggressive anti-solar utility in the country”

Kevin Hengehold February 20, 2013 1

Arizona’s electric utilities have done a terrific job applying a shiny green layer of paint over their fossil-based business model. Relentless advertising and sponsorships (funded entirely by captive ratepayers) feature energy efficiency and solar

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Nation’s Largest Climate Rally Draws Diverse, Jubilant Crowd

Nation’s Largest Climate Rally Draws Diverse, Jubilant Crowd

Kevin Hengehold February 19, 2013 1

So, I went to the Forward on Climate rally on Sunday. It was cold; maybe my blood’s thinned out from my time in Arizona, but… everyone who made it out should be commended for

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