Lucid Motors weighs alternatives due to chip shortage; Microsoft launches new cloud region in Arizona while meeting renewable energy goals; Fisker to produce a climate neutral vehicle by 2027; the Keystone XL Pipeline is officially done; a new equitable, electric car-sharing program in St. Louis is one of several around the country helping to make electric vehicles more accessible; and more.
Arizona is at a crossroads and has an opportunity to lead the nation in a clean energy proposal that differs from the Green New Deal. Arizona Corporation Commissioners have an opportunity to shape our state’s energy future while protecting our ratepayers and assuring reliability.
Arizona’s culture of innovation and entrepreneurship, vibrant workforce and business-friendly environment create opportunities for strategic investment that bring jobs and capital to the state. This is not by accident. Arizona’s leaders and policymakers have prioritized economic development, ensuring the state is positioned to meet the needs of the tech and advanced manufacturing industries.
Arizona utility company Salt River Project advances solar in the desert; Nikola Corporation announces collaboration to expedite zero-emission transportation; KORE Power names Arizona as one of three finalists for new lithium-ion battery factory; ElectraMeccanica breaks ground on Mesa manufacturing facility; Gilbert, Ariz.-based Footprint recognized as one of the country’s top, private-sector sustainability innovators; and more.
Nikola Corporation (Nasdaq: NKLA), a global leader in zero-emissions transportation and infrastructure solutions, announced a collaboration with Total Transportation Services Inc. (TTSI), one of Southern California’s prominent port trucking companies, to expedite zero-emission transportation at the port of Los Angeles/Long Beach.
Despite more than three years of stakeholder engagement and bipartisan cooperation, and with utilities, businesses, consumer advocates, and communities of faith all aligned in support, the ACC voted down its proposed energy rules* 3 to 2 at its Open Meeting. This is a disappointing end to a three-year-long process that consolidated broad support behind a shift to cleaner, more affordable energy options for Arizona families and businesses.
Lucid Motors announces a handful of technology executives are joining the company as its merger with Churchill Capital IV Corp. is headed for its close after a volatile period.
Arizona State University remains a national leader in addressing sustainability when it comes to research, outreach and stewardship, according to an annual international publication of university rankings announced April 21. That ranking, published by Times Higher Education magazine, has been driven by the university’s efforts on such issues as poverty and hunger, gender equality, clean water and air, climate change and providing quality education.
Tucson Electric Power hires its first female CEO; Honeywell to Go Carbon Neutral by 2035; Canada-based Electric vehicle battery recycler Li-Cycle Corp. plans new facility in Gilbert; The University of Arizona partners with nonprofit Carbon Mapper to launch satellite program to track greenhouse gas emissions; Nikola Corporation accelerates deployment of hydrogen infrastructure and fueling solutions; Tempe-based software company Persefoni raises $9.7 million on the path to carbon neutrality; Arizona Public Service launches Going Green + Going Smart Program; the U.S.-Israel Energy Center announces winner of $6m funding for cybersecurity solutions in energy sector; European oil company Shell issues warning at trade groups over climate; and more.
APS launches its statewide community effort to help small business owners adopt sustainable business practices that save money, energy and attract environmentally minded consumers. The Going Green & Going Smart Program is a statewide community effort that puts valuable sustainability resources and energy insights into the hands of small business owners across Arizona. APS partnered with the Compass CBS Foundation to design the program and develop content, which can be accessed at greenbizaz.com.