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Government agency backs import protection for U.S. solar panel industry

Posted by   /  September 23, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

The 4-0 vote by the International Trade Commission could boost Trump administration efforts to take a more aggressive stance on trade enforcement By Jacob M. Schlesinger, Andrew Tangel and Erin Ailworth | The Wall Street Journal President Donald Trump’s pledge to offer American companies more aggressive protection from foreign competition got fresh ammunition Friday, when […]

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[LETTER TO THE EDITOR] MEMO: From Don’t Waste Arizona and Picacho Peak RV Resort

Posted by   /  September 22, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, Government and Politics, Real Estate, Transportation  /  No Comments

Re: September 8, 2017 article in the Rose Law Group Reporter regarding the Red Rock rail facility (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussion purposes only.) Dear Mr. Riske, In response to your article dated September 8, 2017 in the Rose Law Group Reporter regarding the Red Rock rail facility I would like to […]

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Paradise Valley to gauge local appetite for SRP under-grounding

Posted by   /  September 21, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Melissa Fittro | Paradise Valley Independent Town of Paradise Valley officials have been given the proverbial head nod to explore a proposed method to finish under-grounding utility lines that could cost affected residents thousands of dollars. The Town of Paradise Valley has been undergrounding overhead utility lines from Salt River Project and Arizona Public Service Electric […]

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The big solar verdict: domestic industry vs. cheap foreign imports

Posted by   /  September 21, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Axios The solar industry is on edge ahead of tomorrow’s vote by the International Trade Commission. Photo: John Locher / AP The solar industry is on edge ahead of tomorrow’s vote by the International Trade Commission on whether it finds domestic solar manufacturers have been injured by cheap foreign imports. If it does — and […]

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Phoenix is fastest-warming city in US, meteorologist says; drinking water in danger

Posted by   /  September 20, 2017  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

KTAR For residents in Phoenix, it is no secret that the city sometimes feels like a giant oven. But Arizona’s largest city is also the fastest-warming in the country, according to one meteorologist. Phoenix is currently the “fastest warming big city in the US,” said meteorologist Eric Holthaus in an interview with Vice News. The […]

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Cool it: From slushy ice to high utility bills, sports in desert can be costly

Posted by   /  September 19, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, Sports  /  No Comments

By Taylor Clark | Cronkite News Going to the rink in shorts and flip -flops is a perk that comes with playing hockey in Arizona. Behind the scenes, however, the heat is a strain on the state’s professional teams, especially from a financial standpoint. Even though only the Diamondbacks, Mercury and Rising play when temperatures […]

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Grant funding reductions at EPA delaying air and water programs in Arizona

Posted by   /  September 18, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality expects reductions in grant funding from the federal Environmental Protection Agency, but a lack of specifics have impeded planning, Arizona Capitol Times reported. The Trump administration announced a reduction of $2.6 billion in the EPA’s proposed fiscal 2018 budget in March, a plan that is now making its way […]

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Regulators approve big Arizona power line project

Posted by   /  September 13, 2017  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

By Mike Sunnucks | Phoenix Business Journal The Arizona Corporation Commission has approved a new power line project in the East Valley proposed by Salt River Project. The ACC approved the SRP utility’s plans for power lines in Chandler’s Price Road Corridor. The regulatory board approved plans for underground power lines connecting to a new substation. […]

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APS customers who refuse to use ‘smart meters’ now will be charged $5 a month

Posted by   /  September 13, 2017  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

By Ryan Randazzo | The Republic After years of debate, Arizona Public Service Co. won approval Tuesday to charge customers $5 a month if they refuse a “smart meter” to track electricity use. Smart meters, used by nearly all 1.1 million APS customers, use wireless signals to transmit customers’ energy use to the utility. The […]

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Arizona rises to third in national ranking for installed solar capacity

Posted by   /  September 11, 2017  /  Energy and Environment  /  1 Comment

By Hayley Ringle | Phoenix Business Journal Arizona has risen to third in the nation for installed solar capacity, after ranking seventh in 2016, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association. The state now has 3,254 megawatts of solar installed compared to 656 megawatts in 2016. The U.S. solar market continued its expansion in the […]

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