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Arizona Institute Offers A Tuition Free Ecological Design Certificate Program

The ECOreport looks behind the story, Arizona Institute Offers A Tuition Free Ecological Design Certificate Program

By Roy L Hales

Unlike many of their European counterparts, who do not have to pay for education, America’s average Class of 2016 graduate owes about $37,172 in student loans. Almost half of the students interviewed by the Pew Research Center said this debt made it harder to pay other bills. A quarter said it influenced their career decisions. One of the nation’s smaller non-profits has decided to do something about it. An Arizona institute offers a tuition free ecological design certificate program. 

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The 2nd Quarter’s Growth & Potential Depicted on a website

The ECOreport looks at Growth & Potential Depicted on a website called Clean Energy Works for Us

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMThe US added another 12,500 jobs during the second quarter. That’s twice as many as in the preceding quarter. Close to half of these were in the solar sector (5,895), but there were also substantial contributions from the wind (2,750) and electric vehicle (2,000)industries. These are some of the details been shared on the web for labour day. Environmental Entrepreneurs presents the second quarter’s 2nd Quarter’s Growth and Potential on a website called Clean Energy Works for us.

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SolarCity and Sunrun are suing the Arizona Department of Revenue

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1Another obstacle to the growth of rooftop solar has arisen in Arizona. The Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) claims that solar energy equipment is taxable if it is owned by a solar company and installed on another person’s property. They have assigned a value for property tax purposes at 20% of its depreciated cost, which amounts to about $152 a year for an average solar customer. In response, SolarCity and Sunrun are suing the Arizona Department of Revenue.
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