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Rep. Sinema’s First Bill Displays Energy Leadership – and Political Wisdom

Rep. Sinema’s First Bill Displays Energy Leadership – and Political Wisdom

Kevin Hengehold April 16, 2013 1

Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.; District 9) introduced her first piece of legislation last week, a bill intended to incentivize clean energy manufacturing in the United States. The Security in Energy and Manufacturing Act (H.R.

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Arizona Republicans Mobilizing Behind Solar

Arizona Republicans Mobilizing Behind Solar

Kevin Hengehold March 31, 2013 2

“I don’t think it has anything to do with politics or philosophy. I don’t know that you have to belong to a certain belief to want to do something for the earth.” – Barry

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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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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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Did NPR Miss the Point When Reporting on Our Food System . . . Again

Did NPR Miss the Point When Reporting on Our Food System . . . Again

Josette Madonia March 11, 2013 1

By Josette Madonia Arizona Community Press | www.azcommunitypress.org Recently on Morning Edition, NPR posted a story about biofortified rice, In A Grain Of Golden Rice, A World Of Controversy Over GMO Foods. This rice

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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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Arizona is Becoming a Welcome Hub for Bicycling

Arizona is Becoming a Welcome Hub for Bicycling

Charlie Parke February 26, 2013 1

By Charlie Parke Arizona Community Press | www.azcommunitypress.org Arizona’s cities stretch across the once desert landscape. Transport within these cities becomes more difficult each year with population growth rapidly outpacing mass transit. Residents are

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Enrique Peñalosa Visits Tempe

Enrique Peñalosa Visits Tempe

Josette Madonia February 21, 2013 0

By Josette Madonia Arizona Community Press | www.azcommunitypress.org How do you define quality of life? Enrique Peñalosa defines a high quality of life as one within an egalitarian city. One in which every person

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Beating the Drums Against Coal in Montana

Beating the Drums Against Coal in Montana

Editor February 20, 2013 0

Sierra Club | www.sierraclub.org When the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) tried to mute public opposition to the proposed Otter Creek coal mine in southeastern Montana, the Sierra Club, the National Wildlife Federation,

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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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