• Required reading for the Corp Comm race
    posted by Donna Gratehouse at 3 October, 1:24 PM  0 
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    Everyone, and I mean everyone, needs to read this excellent analysis of the Arizona Corporation Commission, its huge importance to renewable energy policy, and the politics surrounding it. It’s by David Roberts, who is one of the best writers there is on environmental and energy issues.

    This post will get into some detail, so for those with short attention spans, here’s the take-home: Arizona has unbounded potential for solar and a rapidly growing solar industry, but it’s also got a government recently overrun by corrupt right-wingers. This year, the unbounded potential clashes with the corrupt right-wingery in the form of elections to an extremely important state commission that you’ve never heard of. At stake: whether Arizona will continue its dramatic solar expansion.

    Got that? OK, let’s walk through it.

    Seriously, read it. Pass it along to everyone you know who is an Arizona voter with little to no knowledge of what the Corp Comm does, which is about 95% of them. Since 90% of Arizonans favor expanding solar energy projects, it’s critical that they know what they’re getting when they vote in this race. It’s a stark choice between trash or solar, folks.

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    Bio: I grew up in Silver Spring, MD, and an adventurous streak led me to join the Navy. I moved to Arizona in 1997 after serving 10 years in the Navy to work in semi-conductor manufacturing. I got involved in national and Arizona politics in 2003. I ran for 2006 State Senate in Ahwatukee and was a Delegate to the 2008 Democratic National Convention. I now live in North Central Phoenix with my boyfriend, Mark, and our three dogs. I've been blogging for Democratic Diva since 2007 about local and national politics with a strong emphasis on women's issues.


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