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Kennecott is closing its last coal power plant and moving to renewable energy

Posted by   /  May 1, 2019  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

View of Rio Tinto Kennecott’s open pit from the south side Wednesday June 14./ Al Hartmann | The Salt Lake Tribune By Scott D. Pierce | The Salt Lake Tribune Kennecott Utah Copper will shut down its last coal power plant in Magna and shift to renewable energy, cutting its carbon footprint by as much […]

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Coming clean: A snapshot of Arizona’s energy makeup

Posted by   /  April 29, 2019  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

A faded sign sits propped up on a school bus route in Red Valley, Arizona. The road is used by community members and feeds directly into the Dineh-Bi-Keyah oil field. /Photo by Lillian Donahue/Cronkite News By Lauren Schieler | Cronkite News RED VALLEY — Arizona isn’t known as a big oil producing state, like Texas and […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] Valley Electric’s annual meeting turns into highly charged affair

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

[your] News Tensions ran high at the Valley Electric Association’s annual meeting Saturday, with members accusing the board of hiding finances and ignoring concerns before the meeting was quickly adjourned. Hundreds of members filled the Pahrump Valley High School gymnasium to try to make sense of the cooperative’s finances, including the 9.9 percent rate hike […]

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[COMMENTARY] Arizona needs to clean up its air – and its politics

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

 Arizona’s Dirty Secret – Its Air (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.) By Laura Dent | Arizona Mirror Arizona has some of the dirtiest air in the nation. Our politics can be even dirtier. Late last month Arizona Public Service, the state’s largest private monopoly utility, finally acknowledged spending more than […]

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PURPA amendment stalls in Arizona; report features tweeted comment from Rose Law Group Co-Founder and Director of Renewable Energy, Court Rich

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

By Tim Sylvia | PV Magazine An amendment to Arizona’s implementation of PURPA rules which would have set minimum contract lengths to 15 years failed to pass last night, and the act now has one last chance to pass before the investment tax credit drops down, and opportunities being to dry up. Last night, a […]

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Phoenix, Tucson among fastest-warming cities in nation since 1970

Posted by   /  April 23, 2019  /  Energy and Environment, Science  /  No Comments

Phoenix and Tucson were among 10 cities in the nation that saw their average daily temperatures – daytime and nighttime – rise more than 4 degrees since the first Earth Day in 1970, a new report says. /Photo by Greg Macelroy/Cronkite News By Andrew Howard | Cronkite News Phoenix and Tucson were two of the […]

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Rose Law Group Co-Founder, Senior Partner, and Director of Renewable Energy, Court Rich, talks to Daily Star about utilities buying solar

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

By David Wichner |Arizona Daily Star Arizona regulators are looking at changing decades-old rules requiring utilities to buy power from certain renewable energy facilities, amid a simmering dispute between utilities including Tucson Electric Power Co. and some solar project developers. At least one regulator says Arizona stands to lose hundreds of millions of dollars worth […]

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APS quits anti-clean-air lobbying group under scrutiny by House Democrats

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

By Elizabeth Whitman | Phoenix New Times Arizona Public Service has quietly exited an industry group that lobbies heavily against federal air-quality regulations and is now central in an ethics investigation by U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee members into top officials at the Environmental Protection Agency. At least seven other utilities across the country […]

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Arizona Public Service: State-regulated utility or ‘political machine’?

Posted by   /  April 19, 2019  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

In 2014, APS spent more than $10 million to get this guy, Tom Forese, and Doug Little elected to the Arizona Corporation. /Gage Skidmore/Flickr By Elizabeth Whitman | Phoenix New Times The people running every Arizonan’s favorite utility, Arizona Public Service, are actually admirably creative political strategists, if playing dirty is your thing. During the […]

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Solar homes sell for more

Posted by   /  April 18, 2019  /  Energy and Environment, Real Estate  /  No Comments

A new report published by Zillow found that homes with residential solar systems sell for 4.1% more than their non-solar counterparts. By Tim Sylvia | PV Magazine A common if disingenuous argument against the adoption of residential solar is that not only can systems be expensive, but that expense is a lost cause because solar […]

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