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Demand for renewable energy drives the need for copper

Posted by   /  September 19, 2018  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

  By Erin Thorburn | AZBigMedia Next time you make a call on your cell phone, drive a car and kick up the AC, remember to thank copper. In the words of Jonathan Ward, spokesperson for Resolution Copper, “Without copper, we would all be living in the Stone Age.” Thanks to copper mining, we remain […]

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Arizona clean-energy ballot measure supporters say attorney general undermined proposal

Posted by   /  September 18, 2018  /  2018 Elections, Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

By Ryan Randazzo | Arizona Republic Wording that the Arizona Attorney General’s Office used for the explanation of a clean-energy ballot initiative to be seen by voters may make the measure less likely to pass, according to initiative backers. The language used by the state’s attorney deals with potential costs to consumers. It is also […]

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Utilities have a problem: the public wants 100% renewable energy, and quick

Posted by   /  September 14, 2018  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

The industry is groping for ways to talk the public down By David Roberts | Vox Renewable energy is hot. It has incredible momentum, not only in terms of deployment and costs but in terms of public opinion and cultural cachet. To put it simply: Everyone loves renewable energy. It’s cleaner, it’s high-tech, it’s new […]

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Helium producer leases land near Petrified Forest; environmentalists worry about harm to animals, water

Posted by   /  September 14, 2018  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

  By Chris McCrory | Cronkite News  Canadian energy company will add to its helium operation with more than 3,000 acres of newly leased federal land near Petrified Forest National Park in northeastern Arizona. But an environmental group and Arizona U.S. Rep. Tom O’Halleran worry that operations could threaten key water sources and at least […]

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Trump condemned over plans to allow drilling near national parks

Posted by   /  September 14, 2018  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

  President’s ‘energy first’ agenda means vast tracts of public land up for sale – without proper consultation, critics say The Guardian Democrats and conservatives alike are decrying moves by the Trump administration to permit oil and gas drilling near national parks and in wildlife migration corridors, and charge that the public is not being […]

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California approves goal for 100% carbon-free electricity by 2045

Posted by   /  September 12, 2018  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

By Alexei Koseff | The Sacramento Bee Ahead of a summit this week meant to galvanize regional action on climate change, Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed legislation that would put California on the path to eliminating fossil fuels from its energy sector. Senate Bill 100 speeds up the state’s timeline for moving to renewable […]

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Forest thinning measures likely dead in Congress, despite Trump, California Republicans

Posted by   /  September 11, 2018  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

By Emily Cadei | The Sacramento Bee For more than a month, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke and Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue have been calling for a rollback of environmental regulations on forest-thinning projects they argue will help reduce the risk of wildfires, including the ones ravaging California. Related: Forest Service puts new […]

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ACC eases court tension with Johnson Utilities before hearing

Posted by   /  September 11, 2018  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

By Jake Kinkaid | PinalCentral The Arizona Corporation Commission is easing up on Johnson Utilities after finally getting compliance on its orders, just a day before contemplating a move that could have significant consequences. The commission has withdrawn its motion to hold Johnson Utilities in contempt of court because Johnson is now in compliance with […]

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Marana’s Lazy K homes might be built before polluted water cleaned

Posted by   /  September 11, 2018  /  Energy and Environment, Real Estate  /  No Comments

  By Tony Davis and Emily Bregel | Arizona Daily Star A race against time could play out over the next two years, pitting the building of new homes at the old Lazy K Bar Ranch against the building of plants to treat the contaminated water that would serve those homes. Home construction at the […]

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Tribe takes protest against Navajo Generating Station to streets of New York

Posted by   /  September 11, 2018  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

    By Alexis Egeland | Cronkite News A group of Navajo environmentalists took their fight against the Navajo Generating Station to Manhattan Monday where they protested outside the offices of an investment firm that might save the plant. Bundled in boots, coats and layers, the group rallied outside Avenue Capital Group for several hours, […]

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