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Scottsdale considering 3 solar projects

Posted by   /  March 22, 2019  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

Twitter By Wayne Schutsky | Scottsdale Progress Three solar projects currently being considered for inclusion in a potential bond election would substantially increase Scottsdale’s renewable energy generating capacity and help the city catch up with other Valley municipalities that have outpaced it in recent years. Three solar projects currently being considered for inclusion in a […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] California wildfire survivors say they’re living in dire conditions and there’s little help

Posted by   /  March 20, 2019  /  Energy and Environment, Real Estate  /  No Comments

Residents living in the aftermath of the Camp fire, the deadliest blaze in state history, say it feels like they’ve been forgotten Kimberly Omiela By Brianna Sacks | BuzzFeed Kimberly Omiela can’t remember the last time she felt warm since she lost her home and all of her possessions four months ago in a massive […]

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SRP looks at another solar rate alternative, but new proposal doesn’t appease critics; a ‘cynical proposal,’ says Rose Law Group co-founder, senior partner, and director of Renewable Energy, Court Rich

Posted by   /  March 15, 2019  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Sunrun Inc. Corrections & Clarifications: A previous version of this article had the incorrect date of the Salt River Project board of directors meeting.  Salt River Project officials — facing criticism for the rates they charge solar customers — proposed a slightly more generous plan for those customers on Monday. It […]

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Environmentalists plan to sue EPA for missing 51 Clean-Air deadlines in Arizona

Posted by   /  March 9, 2019  /  Courts/Law, Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

By Elizabeth Whitman | Phoenix New Times Three environmental groups are threatening to sue a laggard Environmental Protection Agency for failing to do its job in ongoing efforts to clean up the Valley of the Sun’s notoriously polluted air. The agency has missed more than 50 deadlines in recent months under the Clean Air Act […]

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Rosemont Mine receives final permit needed to start construction

Posted by   /  March 8, 2019  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

  By Tony Davis | Arizona Daily Star The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the final government permit needed to start construction on the Rosemont Mine, a Corps spokesman said Friday afternoon. The Corps gave Toronto-based Hudbay Minerals a federal Clean Water Act permit allowing it to discharge fill material and other kinds of […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] A new battle over oil and gas drilling breaks out in Colorado

Posted by   /  March 6, 2019  /  Energy and Environment, Regional News  /  No Comments

  By Tom DiChristopher | CNBC Colorado drillers are gearing up for a fight after Democratic lawmakers proposed overhauling the state’s oil and gas commission and reforming regulations that could create new roadblocks to fossil fuel development. Two of the state’s top Democrats introduced the legislation late Friday. They are calling Senate Bill 181 — […]

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Artificial intelligence and the energy sector: Huge potential, tough questions

Posted by   /  March 6, 2019  /  Energy and Environment, Science  /  No Comments

  By Patrick Pouyanné | Linked in A new industrial revolution When did you start thinking about artificial intelligence (AI) in your daily life? The arrival of Apple’s virtual assistant Siri, back in 2011, may come straight to mind, followed a couple of years later by its counterparts, Amazon’s Alexa and Google Home. Those working […]

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Arizona attorney general says 28 officials broke law by opposing clean-energy measure

Posted by   /  March 5, 2019  /  Courts/Law, Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

By Ryan Randazzo | Arizona Republic The Arizona Attorney General’s Office says 28 public officials broke the law by advocating against a clean-energy ballot measure during last year’s election and is offering them a chance to settle for $225 each. Six rural towns and counties, as well as utility regulator Andy Tobin, used their public […]

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Needed or misguided? Permanent ban on uranium mining near Grand Canyon draws mixed reaction

Posted by   /  March 2, 2019  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

By Lillian Donahue | Cronkite News GRAND CANYON – Rep. Raúl Grijalva’s bill enacting a permanent ban on uranium mining drew praise this week from Havasupai leaders and criticism from the mining industry, as well as from a Republican member of Arizona’s congressional delegation “Havasupai means people of the blue green water, and we have […]

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Navajo coal plant negotiations hit roadblock

Posted by   /  February 28, 2019  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

  By Ryan Randazzo | Arizona Republic Negotiations for a Navajo Nation energy company to take over the troubled coal plant near Page have hit a major impasse over who could be responsible for the eventual cost of clean up. The owners of the Navajo Generating Station, which is on tribal land and fed by […]

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