There are numerous important clean energy battles going on in states around the US in this year’s political elections. One big battleground state is Arizona. Here’s an intro on the issue from David Roberts of Grist:
“National politics, with all its sturm und gaffe, tends to suck up all the attention. But there are several state fights going on that could have huge effects on the future of clean energy. A while back I highlighted the impending vote over Michigan’s renewable energy standard. Now let’s have a look at Arizona.
“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.”
To “walk through it” in more detail, head on over to: Clean energy showdown in Arizona.
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