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Flagstaff writer asks, ‘Are we losing the Grand Canyon?’

Posted by   /  July 12, 2020  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

Mike St. Pierre and Kevin Fedarko negotiate the exposure on top of the Red Wall layer which cliffs out some 500-800 feet straight to the river. Marble Canyon. KNAU.org A lot of people hike the Grand Canyon because of the scenery or because it’s on their bucket list. Flagstaff author Kevin Fedarko is hiking to […]

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COMMENTARY: Stronger clean energy standards will mean a stronger Arizona economy

Posted by   /  July 11, 2020  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

More companies are buying power from wind and solar projects. /GETTY By Amanda Ormond | Arizona Mirror Arizona Corporation Commission Chairman Bob Burns is pushing to update the state’s inadequate and antiquated clean energy standards to reflect the state’s potential to build a cleaner, less expensive, just and homegrown energy mix. Commission staff has promised […]

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Lucid Motors plans to open car stores

Posted by   /  July 9, 2020  /  Energy and Environment, Real Estate, Transportation  /  No Comments

By Cromwell Schubarth | Silicon Valley Business Journal via Phoenix Business Journal Lucid Motors Inc. is taking a page from rival Tesla Inc.’s playbook, announcing plans on Wednesday to sell its electric cars from posh “studios” in high traffic locations, including Westfield Valley Fair. The company said it will have a “Silicon Valley Studio” at […]

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Solar deal would create new industry giant

Posted by   /  July 8, 2020  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

(Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Sunrun.) By Ivan Penn | New York Times Sunrun, the nation’s largest residential solar company, said on Monday that it was acquiring a leading competitor, Vivint Solar, to form one of the world’s largest providers of solar equipment. If approved, the all-stock deal would create a company with about 500,000 […]

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McSally, other vulnerable 2020 GOPers on board for public lands bill

Posted by   /  June 29, 2020  /  2020 Elections, Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

Grand Canyon By Jacob Fischler | Arizona Mirror Endangered Republican senators such as Arizona’s Martha McSally provided key backing for the public lands bill the U.S. Senate passed June 17, a possible indication the issue holds increasingly bipartisan appeal. The legislation would provide $9.5 billion over five years to pay down the National Park Service’s […]

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Sunday Feature: San Pedro River, squeezed by growing population, is subject of two lawsuits

Posted by   /  June 28, 2020  /  Energy and Environment, Water  /  No Comments

“One of the biggest threats to it (the river) is groundwater pumping”  The San Pedro River is at the center of two lawsuits filed by Arizona environmental groups in the hopes of better regulating groundwater pumping and livestock grazing./Photo of courtesy Sandy Bahr/ The Sierra Club’s Grand Canyon Chapter By Madison Staten | Cronkite News […]

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SUP amendment OK’d for Navajo County solar facility

Posted by   /  June 25, 2020  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

By Tasha Anderson | AZBEX Global energy storage developer, Invenergy LLC, is requesting a Special Use Permit Amendment from Navajo County in order to construct a 400 MW photovoltaic solar and energy storage facility south of Joseph City, called Hashknife Energy Center.  The Special Use Permit Amendment, which was recommended for approval at the Navajo County Planning and Zoning Commission meeting on […]

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Senate passes major public lands bill

Posted by   /  June 18, 2020  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

The Great American Outdoors Act will fix crumbling national park infrastructure and permanently support the popular Land and Water Conservation Fund. Visitors Thursday at Yosemite National Park in California./Ezra Shaw/Getty Images By Chris D’Angelo | Huffpost In a rare display of bipartisanship, the U.S. Senate has passed a sweeping public lands package that both addresses […]

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University of California divests from fossil fuels, puts $1 billion into clean energy

Posted by   /  June 17, 2020  /  Education, Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

University of California President Janet Napolitano, shown in a file photo, announced the divestment in May. Her statement praised UC’s sustainability efforts, including the university’s goal to be carbon-neutral in five years. /Photo by Gage Skidmore/Flickr Bree Florence | Cronkite News Student activism has shaped history in powerful ways, and college students have gained traction recently on […]

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Engineering ‘marvel’ Central Arizona Project: A 35-year-old economic powerhouse

Posted by   /  June 12, 2020  /  Energy and Environment, Water  /  No Comments

Central Arizona Project water from the Colorado River flows next to a cantaloupe field near the Pinal County community of Maricopa. / Mike Christy / Arizona Daily Star 2018 By Victoria Harker | Chamber Business News Arizona’s engineering masterpiece, the Central Arizona Project (CAP), is celebrating 35 years of delivering Colorado River water to the […]

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