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Johnson Utilities interim manager updates corporation commission

Posted by   /  March 27, 2020  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

Independent Newsmedia | Queen Creek Independent During an update on Johnson Utilities LLC, the company’s interim manager, EPCOR, informed the Arizona Corporation Commission that addressing continuity and reliability of service to customers during the coronavirus outbreak is a top priority of the company.  EPCOR also stated that the new Ion Exchange system has been in […]

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Regional News: Utah’s big earthquake: buildings damaged, but no major injuries, as state braces for days of aftershocks

Posted by   /  March 18, 2020  /  Energy and Environment, Regional News  /  No Comments

By The Salt Lake Tribune A magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck Magna at 7:09 a.m. Wednesday, shaking homes from Logan down to Utah County. It was the state’s largest since a 1992 earthquake in St. George. The last Salt Lake County earthquake of at least a magnitude 5 was in 1962. Unified Fire Department, Rio Tinto […]

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Arizona solar installations surge in 2019

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

By Hayley Ringle | Phoenix Business Journal Arizona’s solar market had a strong year in 2019, more than doubling its installed capacity from 2018, according to a new industry report. Forty percent of all new electric generating capacity in the U.S. in 2019 came from solar, which is the highest share ever and more than […]

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Officials excited about proposed gas plant coming to Casa Grande

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

Location of Nacero gasoline manufacturing site./Casa Grande Dispatch By Suzanne Adams-Ockrassa | Casa Grande Dispatch CASA GRANDE — Casa Grande City Council members were excited Monday night to hear the details of a new natural gas-to-gasoline production plant that is planned for the area. Nacero Inc. is looking to build a $3.3 billion facility to […]

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Environmentalists fear more uranium mining near Grand Canyon may be impending

Posted by   /  March 17, 2020  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

 Screengrab: Havasupai Tribe’s Intertribal Spiritual Gathering at Red Butte. / Arizona Republic By Debra Utacia Krol | Arizona Republic  Environmentalists and tribal leaders are gearing up to address a long-anticipated recommendation to reopen the Grand Canyon region to uranium mining. The Nuclear Fuel Working Group, established by President Donald Trump in July 2019 to explore […]

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Government watchdog: Trump hasn’t justified BLM move

Posted by   /  March 13, 2020  /  Energy and Environment, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Grijalva says the move could hinder the agency’s ability to carry out its mission A Bureau of Land Management sign near Elbow Canyon Road and Lime Kiln Canyon Road near Mesquite, Nevada. /Photo by Tony Webster / Wikimedia Commons/CC BY-SA 2.0 By Allison Winter | Arizona Mirror The Bureau of Land Management is losing at […]

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Arizona takes key –yet confusing– step toward 100% clean energy standard

Posted by   /  March 13, 2020  /  Energy and Environment, Featured News, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Rose Law Group Reporter At the conclusion of its workshop Wednesday on updating Arizona’s renewable energy standard and other key energy rules, the Arizona Corporation Commission took an important vote to endorse a 100% clean energy future.  After the last presentation of the two-day workshop wrapped up, Chairman Bob Burns moved that the commission direct […]

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La Paz County, BLM look to move forward with big solar deal on federal land

Posted by   /  March 13, 2020  /  By Mike Sunnucks, Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter The La Paz County Board of Supervisors will hold a series of hearings on a proposed deal to buy federal land south of Interstate 10 for the acquisition of 5,899 acres of land.  La Paz County wants to buy the land off Interstate 10 south of Salome from […]

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Opinion: Appointing Arizona’s utility regulators would only make things worse

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

APS was the one that distorted the election process. For that, we’re going to strip Arizonans the right to vote for their utility regulators? By Bob Burns, Sandra Kennedy and Bill Mundell, opinion contributors /The Arizona Republic (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussion purposes only. Several bills have been introduced before the Legislature this […]

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Regional News: Clean energy produced on Navajo land could help power Los Angeles

Posted by   /  March 9, 2020  /  Energy and Environment, Regional News  /  No Comments

 Some of the clean power the Navajo Nation hopes to sell to L.A. will be produced by the sun and the Nation’s two solar energy projects./Katrin Mehler / Cronkite News By Katrin Mehler | Cronkite News In a city renowned for its green policies, Prius drivers and biodegradable straws, it was only a matter of […]

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