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Our opinion: UA ramps up solar energy

Kudos to the University of Arizona for increasing its use of solar energy – and for vowing to get half its power from renewable sources within 10 years.

UA’s partnership with APS Energy Services will reduce the university’s use of fossil fuels and save the school money as well.

While APS will pay for and operate the project for UA’s benefit; Tucson Electric Power Co. will provide financial incentives for the switch to meet its mandated standards for renewable energy production.

As UA adds thermal and photovoltaic solar energy sources, it will radically increase its use of renewable energy sources from 5 percent now to 10 percent.

If more large institutions would adopt this approach to energy use, our dependence on Middle Eastern oil and our release of greenhouse gases could be radically reduced in short order.

Citizen Online Archive, 2006-2009

This archive contains all the stories that appeared on the Tucson Citizen's website from mid-2006 to June 1, 2009.

In 2010, a power surge fried a server that contained all of videos linked to dozens of stories in this archive. Also, a server that contained all of the databases for dozens of stories was accidentally erased, so all of those links are broken as well. However, all of the text and photos that accompanied some stories have been preserved.

For all of the stories that were archived by the Tucson Citizen newspaper's library in a digital archive between 1993 and 2009, go to Morgue Part 2

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