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House OKs open-spaces bill that includes thousands of acres in Arizona

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

  By Andrew Howard | Cronkite News It’s taken two years stretched over two Congresses, but La Paz County should finally be able to get its hands on 5,935 acres of federal land for a proposed solar farm near Interstate 10. “We’re very excited,” La Paz County Supervisor D.L. Wilson said Wednesday. “It’s going to […]

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Arizona utility regulator to hit APS with subpoena for political spending

Posted by   /  February 27, 2019  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

By Ryan Randazzo | Arizona Republic Utility regulator Sandra Kennedy said Tuesday she has ordered the preparation of a subpoena to reveal what Arizona Public Service Co. and its parent company have spent on elections going back to 2013. The only Democrat on the five-member Corporation Commission said she expects APS and Pinnacle West Capital […]

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Visiting Hell and back again

Posted by   /  February 27, 2019  /  By Phil Riske, Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

Moving to Arizona saves a marriage By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer With wind chill, the temperature in Laramie, Wyo. last week was 31 below zero. Seems by life has gone from the hell of frigid conditions to the hell of days that bring 115-degrees. For the purpose of having a partner in this column, […]

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Congress sends Trump lands bill that would protect more than 2 million acres

Posted by   /  February 27, 2019  /  Energy and Environment, Government and Politics, Real Estate  /  No Comments

  By Ledyard King | USA TODAY A mammoth lands bill that would protect more than 2 million acres and permanently reauthorize a key land and water conservation program heads to President Donald Trump following the House’s overwhelming approval Tuesday. The 363-62 vote to pass the Natural Resources Management Act came two weeks after the […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] The Golden State is officially a third renewable, and it’s not stopping there

Posted by   /  February 26, 2019  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

  California has passed its 33% renewable energy target two years before the 2020 deadline. The state’s next renewable milestone is at 44% by 2024, a 33% growth in just over five full years By John Weaver | PV Magazine The superlatives describing California’s mass run long; the world’s 5th largest economy with 40 million […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] In Los Angeles, climate change gentrification is already happening

Posted by   /  February 25, 2019  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

  By Thor Benson | The Daily Beast The debate over gentrification is constantly raging in Los Angeles—home to the most gentrified neighborhood in America. That’s about to get significantly worse. Welcome to the age of “climate gentrification,” when the effects of climate change cause residents in one area to relocate to another area that […]

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Salt River Project’s controversial solar rates could change, but alternatives raise concerns

Posted by   /  February 25, 2019  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Sunrun Inc. By Ryan Randazzo | Arizona Republic SRP’s solar rates are widely opposed by solar advocates but opponents say the alternatives are as bad or worse than current rates Salt River Project officials are considering changes to solar rates that have bogged the public utility in controversy for years […]

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Grijalva unveils new attempt to ban uranium mining permanently near the Grand Canyon

Posted by   /  February 24, 2019  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

  By Andrew Nicla | Arizona Republic An Arizona lawmaker is renewing his push to halt uranium mining near the Grand Canyon, outlining a proposal Saturday that would make permanent a moratorium on new claims across 1 million acres of public lands. Rep. Raúl Grijalva has introduced other versions of what he’s calling the “Grand […]

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Boom! Fossil vehicle sales are officially now decreasing in China, Europe, & USA

Posted by   /  February 18, 2019  /  Energy and Environment, Transportation  /  No Comments

  By Dr. Maximilian Holland | CleanTechnica Report Sales of fossil fuelled vehicles are now on the decline in the world’s three largest auto markets, and being replaced by electric vehicles. Fossil car sales will only decrease from here on out. EVs for the win! China, The World’s Largest Auto Market In the world’s largest […]

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[OPINION] Congress must reach across aisle and protect Grand Canyon

Posted by   /  February 18, 2019  /  Energy and Environment, Featured News, Government and Politics, Water  /  No Comments

  By Cindy McCain and Mark Udall | The Washington Post (Editor’s note:Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.) Every year, Americans of all political persuasions make pilgrimages to Grand Canyon National Park, which will mark its 100th anniversary on Feb. 26. They stand in awe at the rim of this natural wonder, grateful […]

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