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Regional News: Expect more blackouts in California, PG&E says. But utility predicts smaller, shorter shutoffs

Posted by   /  February 8, 2020  /  Energy and Environment, Real Estate, Regional News  /  No Comments

Residents cope with blackouts in Auburn on the evening of Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, after Pacific Gas & Electric shut down power to more than 500,000 homes and businesses, creating the largest blackout in state history. /BY PAUL KITAGAKI JR. By Dale Kasler  | Sacramento Bee Make no mistake: PG&E Corp. will plunge Californians into darkness […]

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Regional News: These southern Utah sites were once off limits to development. Now, Trump will auction the right to drill and graze there.

Posted by   /  February 6, 2020  /  Energy and Environment, Regional News  /  No Comments

The sun sets over Bears Ears National Monument seen from the Moki Dugway north of Mexican Hat, Utah.  /Katherine Frey/The Washington Post By Sarah Kaplan and Juliet Eilperin | Washington Post The Interior Department finalized plans Thursday that will expand drilling, mining and grazing in southern Utah that had once been protected as two national monuments, sparking an outcry […]

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As APS announces new energy regulations, green-lit wind farm looks to build

Posted by   /  February 2, 2020  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

Utah-based sPower currently operates a wind farm in its home state. By Scott Buffon | Arizona Daily Sun A new wind energy power plant south of Winslow will be built on the border of Coconino County and Navajo County, and is vying to be a part of the state’s transition into a clean energy future. […]

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Arizona quietly sells 16,810 acres to Freeport-McMoRan for mining waste

Posted by   /  February 1, 2020  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

 The Bagdad copper mine and Freeport-McMoRan company town. /Devin Poolman, CC 2.0 By Steven Hsieh | Phoenix New Times The Arizona State Land Department this month sold nearly 17,000 acres of pristine desert land to Freeport-McMoRan, a Phoenix-based international mining company, which plans to use the property to store waste from its Bagdad copper mine. […]

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REGIONAL NEWS: PG&E Promises Board Shake-Up as It Pursues California’s Approval on Bankruptcy Exit

Posted by   /  February 1, 2020  /  Energy and Environment, Regional News  /  No Comments

Utility rounded up creditor support in bankruptcy, but still faces criticism from California’s governor PG&E filed for bankruptcy protection last year because of its liabilities from numerous deadly wildfires. PHOTO: CAROLYN COLE/TNS/ZUMA PRESS By Katherine Blunt and Peg Brickley  | The Wall Street Journal PG&E Corp. PCG 2.01% pledged to shake up its board of directors […]

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Commentary: Nonprofit political manipulation by APS

Posted by   /  January 28, 2020  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

Adora Nweze, president of the Florida conference of the N.A.A.C.P., repeated energy industry talking points in articles and testimony, but later concluded that such advocacy was mistaken.Credit:Rose Marie Cromwell for The New York Times Chris Herstam | Arizona Mirror (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussion purposes only.) Earlier this month, The New York Times reported that utilities […]

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2 companies pitch competing plans for Sacaton Mine near Casa Grande

Posted by   /  January 25, 2020  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

ASARCO mine 2009/PinalCentral By Suzanne Adams-Ockrassa | PinalCentral (Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Elim Mining.) A battle over ownership of the old Sacaton Mine is developing between two companies — one that wants to return the property to mining and another that wants to create hydropower. In October, Elim Mining announced that it was working with […]

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In a big splash for housing, EPA chief announces new water rule at IBS

Posted by   /  January 24, 2020  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

NAHBnow Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler today announced a final, new “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) regulation at the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas that resolves years of uncertainty over where federal jurisdiction begins and ends. “The Navigable Waters Protection Rule is a big win for states, municipalities, builders and developers, […]

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Arizona Solar Energy Industry Association (AriSEIA) Responds to APS 100% Clean Energy by 2050 Announcement

Posted by   /  January 24, 2020  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

(Editor’s note: News releases are published as submitted unless there are errors of fact.)  ARIZONA SOLAR ENERGY INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION (ARISEIA)·FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 2020·READING TIME: 3 MINUTES FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 24, 2020 Media Contact: Stacey Champion T. 602-788-0033 e. sc@champion-pr.com Arizona Solar Energy Industry Association (AriSEIA) Responds to APS 100% Clean Energy by 2050 Announcement […]

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She’s taking on Elon Musk on solar. And winning.

Posted by   /  January 24, 2020  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

As the head of Sunrun, Lynn Jurich won’t rest until the photovoltaic cell module is as common as the fireplace. By David Gelles | The New York Times Lynn Jurich, the chief executive of the residential solar company Sunrun, starts every morning with a mantra: “All people and all circumstances are my allies.” It’s a […]

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