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Pinal supervisors move controversial solar project forward

Posted by   /  July 26, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, Government and Politics, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Kelly Fisher | PinalCentral After about two hours of discussion — interrupted by more than an hour’s recess — the Pinal County Board of Supervisors Wednesday approved what could be the first photovoltaic solar and battery-storage hybrid plant in the country. But the project distressed many nearby residents and left some still discontent with […]

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Pinal supervisors to hear case for controversial energy plant

Posted by   /  July 26, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Kelly Fisher | Casa Grande Dispatch FLORENCE — A Florida-based power company could get a green light from the Pinal County Board of Supervisors to move forward with a solar power and battery-storage plant that earlier unhinged nearby residents. But as it turns out, comments at a previous Planning and Zoning Commission meeting indicated there […]

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Pinal supervisors to hear case for controversial energy plant

Posted by   /  July 26, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Kelly Fisher | PinalCentral A Florida-based power company could get a green light from the Pinal County Board of Supervisors to move forward with a solar power and battery-storage plant that earlier unhinged nearby residents. But as it turns out, comments at a previous Planning and Zoning Commission meeting indicated there may not be […]

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Committee approves ASU bonding request for additional electrical generation

Posted by   /  July 25, 2017  /  By Phil Riske, Energy and Environment, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer (STATE CAPITOL) — After tabling it last month, the Joint Committee on Capital Review on Tuesday gave a “favorable review” to a proposed $21M bonding request for an additional natural gas turbine for electrical generation on the ASU campus. ASU needs state approval of the project because additional power […]

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REGIONAL NEWS for July 24, 2017: From California to the Midwest, billionaire investor Warren Buffett is steadily building an energy powerhouse.

Posted by   /  July 24, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, Regional News  /  No Comments

  California, Nevada, Utah: Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway amasses a Western energy force Denver, Albuquerque: Why New Mexicans are moving to Colorado

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Arizona official: EPA rule puts ‘extraordinarily high’ burden on mines

Posted by   /  July 22, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Ben Moffat | Cronkite news WASHINGTON – Proposed federal rules that would require mining companies to have cash sufficient to clean up any environmental problems they might cause are “duplicative and unnecessary,” an Arizona environmental official told a House panel Thursday. Bret Parke, deputy director of the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, told a […]

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1.4 million weigh in on administration’s review of national monuments

Posted by   /  July 22, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Ben Moffat | Cronkite News Friday, July 21, 2017 WASHINGTON – An Interior Department plan to review recently designated national monuments has drawn more than 1.4 million public comments, a “phenomenal” number that one advocate said he had not seen in 25 years of environmental activism. The comments came in response to President Donald […]

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Sonnen signs a deal to put storage in new Arizona housing developments

Posted by   /  July 21, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, Real Estate  /  No Comments

Energy storage doesn’t look as expensive when it’s part of your mortgage. by Julian Spector  | Greentech Media Sonnen has signed a contract with an Arizona homebuilder to install its energy storage systems along with rooftop solar on each residence in forthcoming developments. This has long been a goal for the company, which aims to create […]

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Rose Law Group Reporter Notable Photoable: If a tree fell in Tucson . . .

Posted by   /  July 21, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, PHOTOS/CARTOONS  /  No Comments

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As California’s labor shortage grows, farmers race to replace workers with robots

Posted by   /  July 21, 2017  /  Economy, Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

By Geoffrey Mohan | Los Angeles Times Driscoll’s is so secretive about its robotic strawberry picker it won’t let photographers within telephoto range of it. But if you do get a peek, you won’t see anything humanoid or space-aged. AgroBot is still more John Deere than C-3PO — a boxy contraption moving in fits and […]

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