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Scottsdale mayor: No Desert Discovery Center without public vote

Posted by   /  February 25, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, Government and Politics, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Parker Leavitt | The Republic Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane weighed in on controversial plans for a Desert Discovery Center during his annual State of the City address, saying a public vote should precede any further action once project details are released later this year In front of several hundred community leaders inside the Scottsdale […]

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Here’s exactly how much less water is in the Colorado River because of climate change

Posted by   /  February 22, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, Water  /  No Comments

Researchers say current water-resource planning underestimates the effect of climate change on the Colorado River water supplies. Record-setting drought reduced flows on the Colorado River by nearly 20 percent for the first 15 years of this century, but scientists say drought is not the only reason the water has slowed. Climate change made a bad […]

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Gilbert apartment complex joins ‘smart home’ movement, but will the trend take off?

Posted by   /  February 22, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Farai Bennett | Cronkite News GILBERT – The apartments at Vistara at San Tan Village look like many other “luxury” units available in the Valley with its granite countertops and walk-in closets.But step inside one of the Gilbert complex’s apartments, and you can control the thermostat, turn on the lights, lock the door and […]

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Arizona water users better off without Navajo Generating Station coal plant, say officials

Posted by   /  February 17, 2017  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

By Ryan Randazzo | The Republic Metro Phoenix won’t dry up without the Navajo Generating Station coal plant, which powers the Central Arizona Project canal and is slated for closure, officials said Thursday. In fact, water prices could go down on the massive aqueduct that brings Colorado River water to Phoenix and Tucson, executives from […]

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US solar installations nearly doubled in 2016, and broke some records

Posted by   /  February 15, 2017  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

By Robert Ferris | CNBC Solar power installations doubled in 2016 over 2015, as more and more areas of the United States began pulling their power from the sun. For the first time, solar power installations formed the largest group of electricity generating capacity of any energy source, according to a new report from Greentech […]

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Utilities vote to close Navajo coal plant at end of 2019

Posted by   /  February 13, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, Featured News  /  No Comments

Utility owners need to work out an arrangement with the Navajo Nation to decommission the plant after the lease expires. By Ryan Randazzo | The Republic The utilities that own the Navajo Generating Station coal-fired power plant near Page are tired of overpaying for power and decided Monday to close the plant when their lease […]

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Jimmy Carter makes a stand for solar, decades after the cardigan sweater

Posted by   /  February 13, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Alan Blinder | The New York Times PLAINS, Ga. — The solar panels — 3,852 of them — shimmered above 10 acres of Jimmy Carter’s soil where peanuts and soybeans used to grow. The panels moved almost imperceptibly with the sun. And they could power more than half of this small town, from which […]

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MODUS Development unveils 3 Net Zero projects in 2017

Posted by   /  February 11, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By AZ Business Magazine The leading housing developer in eco-friendly living, responsible for bringing the first net zero energy multi-family housing to the U.S., MODUS Development, is now set to unveil their next three projects for 2017: a residential townhome community in Scottsdale, Arizona, an urban residential community in Tempe, Arizona and the second phase […]

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10 rooftop solar debates to watch in 2017 and beyond

Posted by   /  February 10, 2017  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

Policy debates over rooftop solar compensation continue to evolve into more sophisticated conversations about electricity rate design. By Krysti Shallenberger | UtilityDIVE The explosive growth of the rooftop solar market over the last several years may be slowing down, but the policy debates are not. If the numbers show us anything, it’s that more and […]

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Arizona corporation commissioner pursues rules on transparency, electioneering

Posted by   /  February 8, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Rachel Leingang | Arizona Capitol Times Picking up where he left off last year, Arizona Corporation Commissioner Bob Burns is pursuing rules on transparency and electioneering disclosure for his beleaguered regulatory body. Burns opened a docket today aimed at creating those rules in an effort to restore public confidence in the commission and prevent […]

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