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[REGIONAL NEWS] California is aiming for 100% clean energy. But Los Angeles might invest billions in fossil fuels

Posted by   /  December 21, 2018  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

  By Sammy Roth | Los Angeles Times The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is leaning toward spending billions of dollars to rebuild three aging gas-fired power plants, even as California aims to eliminate fossil fuels, a goal endorsed by Mayor Eric Garcetti. Consultants hired by the utility say the city should invest […]

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Flake to introduce carbon tax legislation to address climate change

Posted by   /  December 20, 2018  /  Energy and Environment, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

      By Jim Small | Arizona Mirror Not content with bucking the Republican Party for its support of Donald Trump, U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake will introduce carbon tax legislation, The Hillreported Wedmesday. Although there is broad consensus in the scientific community that climate change is real and presents a danger to the U.S., […]

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Court rejects Burns’ bid to unearth APS campaign spending

Posted by   /  December 20, 2018  /  Courts/Law, Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

By: Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times State utility regulators have no legal right to investigate their colleagues to determine if they are biased, a judge has ruled. In a decision released Wednesday, Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Daniel Kiley rebuffed the efforts by Bob Burns to launch a probe into […]

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Canadian firm sells Coolidge power plant to Denver buyer

Posted by   /  December 18, 2018  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

  By Tim Gallen |Phoenix Business Journal A Canadian energy firm has decided to unload a power plant in Arizona, according to the Financial Post. TransCanada Corp. has inked a deal to sell the Coolidge Generating Station to a subsidiary of Denver-based Southwest Generation Operating Co. LLC for $465 million. The move is part of […]

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TransCanada sells Coolidge Generating Station for $465 million

Posted by   /  December 18, 2018  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

  By: ROFIDA KHAIRALLA | Pinal Central CALGARY, Alberta — A Canadian company is selling its Coolidge-based power plant. TransCanada announced Monday that it has entered into an agreement to sell the Coolidge Generating Station to a subsidiary of SWG Coolidge Holdings LLC for $465 million. SWG Coolidge Holdings is a subsidiary of the privately held […]

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Sundt completes APS Four Corners power plant

Posted by   /  December 18, 2018  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

AZBigMedia Sundt Construction, Inc. recently completed the APS Four Corners Selective Catalytic Reduction Retrofits. The design-build project added four selective catalytic reduction systems for nitrogen oxide emission control for Units 4 and 5 of the APS Power Plant. The selective catalytic reactors (SCR) used are the tallest in North America and the second-largest air pre-heaters in […]

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2018 Year in Review: Self-driving cars, trucks dominate Valley tech news

Posted by   /  December 18, 2018  /  Economy, Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Airobotics By Hayley Ringle | Phoenix Business Journal There was plenty going on in the Valley’s tech scene in 2018, but two key developments involving self-driving cars and trucks dominated the news. Nikola Motors Co.’s entrance into the market, and Uber Technologies Inc.’s departure were among the biggest stories of […]

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Embattled Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke steps down after series of scandals

Posted by   /  December 15, 2018  /  Energy and Environment, Featured News, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

  Zinke has been accused of using his position for personal gain. Trump: ‘I want to thank him for his service to our nation’ By Emily Holden in Washington and Oliver Milman | The Guardian Donald Trump’s embattled interior secretary, Ryan Zinke, is stepping down, following a series of scandals in which he is accused of […]

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Talks of electric retail deregulation begin again in Arizona

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

  By Katie Campbell | Arizona Capitol Times The Arizona Corporation Commission has restarted talks of electric retail competition five years after a similar effort fell flat. Much has been said about what this could mean for the state’s publicly regulated utilities, like Arizona Public Service, but it is customers who stand to gain – […]

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Arizona rejects Prop. 127, but Phoenix pursues solar energy options

Posted by   /  December 10, 2018  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

  By Jose Ivan Cazares |Downtown Devil Arizona voters rejected Proposition 127 in November, striking down a law that would have required electric companies to generate 50 percent of their electricity using renewable sources by 2020 instead of the 12 percent currently mandated. But energy providers are investing in the technology to increase renewable energy […]

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