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Solar home tour will brighten Saturday morning

The Southern Arizona Regional Solar Partnership is organizing a self-guided tour of solar-powered Midtown homes to help you decide if solar is right for you. ... Read more»

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Solar Talk presentation Monday night

The Southern Arizona Regional Solar Partnership is holding two events in October to help you decide if solar is right for you. Monday night, you can learn about the basics of solar energy at a presentation that will include Mayor Jonathan Rothschild discussing the city's solar plans.... Read more»

California to Chiapas, climate-change plans could see new life

Four years after state officials from California and Chiapas signed a deal that would let California businesses exceed pollution limits by paying to protect rain forests abroad, the proposal has stalled. But advocates now see hope for gains in Chiapas and elsewhere in Mexico. ... Read more»

Az company shows off ‘bio-based’ products at event in Capitol

Phoenix-based Yulex Corp.was one of 35 companies, from 25 states, invited by Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., to show the promise of bio-based manufacturing at a congressional event in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday.... Read more»

The World Cup: Brought to you by one of China's greenest corporations

Yingli's got solar panels, and Latin America's got sun. Hey, perfect match.... Read more»

Clean energy investment in the United States

Financial tools and foreign investment can inject additional capital into the clean energy market. Clean energy is at an apex of viability and affordability as financial institutions and governments seek to secure a lower-carbon future.... Read more»

ASU research focuses on leaf processes to create hydrogen fuel

Technology recreating the processes of leaves could yield abundant renewable energy in the form of hydrogen fuel, according to a team of Arizona State University researchers.... Read more»

William Koch emerges from shadow of famous siblings

Billionaire businessman William Koch once operated green energy plants on multiple continents and had a reputation for being more politically moderate than his better-known brothers, Charles and David — the principal owners of Koch Industries, Inc..But William now rejects the “apocalypse of global warming.” He says investing in alternative energy is “foolhardy.” And ahead of the 2012 election, he criticized President Barack Obama for trying to “socialize” the country.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Is solar living up to its potential in Arizona?

An interview with Tucson City Councilman Richard Fimbres (D-Ward 5). Also, Arizona Corporation Commissioner Gary Pierce, and Tom Collier, Buckmaster consumer affairs contributor.... Read more»

Energy efficiency bill slammed by green groups

The Home Builders Association of Central Arizona backs legislation establishing a statewide standard for residential energy efficiency building codes, but opponents say it is less stringent than the international codes to which many cities and towns adhere.... Read more»

Analysis

Obama's clean energy progress

Despite congressional failure to pass essential legislation to reduce carbon pollution and establish a renewable electricity standard, during its first term the Obama administration successfully adopted policies to protect public health from air pollution, lower oil consumption, and create jobs.... Read more»

Group: Energy-efficiency incentives can save billions for Az

Arizona households and businesses can cut electricity use by 21 percent and save $7.3 billion by 2020 if utilities ramp up energy-efficiency incentives, a public policy group said Tuesday.... Read more»

America’s solar soldiers

They're some of the country's most important environmental activists, poised to change the way we create, consume and conceive of energy. But you won't find this cadre of green preachers on a college campus, or emceeing the Sierra Club's annual meeting; they're behind the guarded walls of the Pentagon.... Read more»1

Feds to propose 3rd Az 'solar zone'

The Bureau of Land Management is set to identify a third parcel of land in Arizona on Friday as a potential site for development of utility-scale solar-power projects.... Read more»

Solar energy officials see bright future

There are four elements needed for the growth and vitality of the solar-energy industry, but none may be more important than continued incentives for both manufacturers and consumers, industry officials said last week.... Read more»1

Officials: More Az solar panels sign of growing green economy

Arizona ranked second in the nation in installation of photovoltaic solar panels in the quarter that ended in March, reported The Solar Energy Industries Association earlier this month. ... Read more»1

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