The solar power industry has announced an initiative that would keep in place “net metering” for those who equip their houses with solar panels. That’s where the utility gives the homeowner a one-to-one credit for any excess energy produced. Former Corporation Commissioner Chair Kris Mayes will lead the initiative, called the Arizona Solar Energy Freedom Act, and will tell us more about the measure.
New York Times best-selling author Dr. William Davis, a cardiologist, will talk about how wheat can cause problems beyond providing excess carbohydrates. Dr. Davis says grains are directly associated with cataracts, stiffening of arteries, skin wrinkling, arthritic joints, inflamed arteries, belly fat and much more.
Phoenix and Tucson have entered an agreement for Phoenix to store its excess Colorado River water in Tucson. The agreement is of mutual benefit to both cities. Arizona State University associate professor Dave White, who heads the Decision Center for a Desert City and studies water management decisions, will discuss the agreement.
A new report by Arizona State University Researchers reveals that nighttime temperatures in the Phoenix area actually increase one to two degrees because of the excess heat being released by air conditioners. Francisco Salamanca, a post-doctoral research scientist at Arizona State University’s School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, and ASU mathematics professor Alex Mahalov will discuss the report.
Waste Not is a Scottsdale-based organization that collects excess food from restaurants, resorts, caterers, grocers and others six days a week. That food, which would normally be tossed into the garbage, is taken to schools, daycare centers, senior facilities and other organizations to feed the hungry. Waste Not Executive Director Dee Mitten will tell us about her organization.
Temperatures are soaring, and that brings on an increase in ozone, which is created in a chemical reaction spurred by heat. Excess ozone levels can cause health problems. Randy Cerveny, a weather expert and professor of geographical sciences at Arizona State University, will explain how ozone is formed and talk about the heat.
The State of Arizona is on track to collect more tax revenues than projected when lawmakers passed the 2012 budget. State Senator Kyrsten Sinema
(D-Phoenix) and State Representative Justin Olson (R-Mesa) debate what the State should do with any extra money it collects.