An open letter to the Arizona Corporation Commission expressing support for strong, enforceable clean energy standards in Arizona: As major businesses, trade associations, employers and large energy consumers in Arizona, a distinguished group of Arizona business and technology companies are committed to increasing the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency in the state.
Vancouver, Canada-based electric vehicle company Electra Meccanica is is checking out Casa Grande as a possible factory location; a new study reports that the sun’s rays can electrify plants into producing renewable energy; Lucid Motors is about ready are about to start rolling electric cars out of the Arizona desert; and more. Read the full report here.
Federal leaders must find innovative ways to continue to support these businesses. One approach would be to establish a Small Business Energy Efficiency Grant program that would provide federal grants to electric and natural gas utilities and supplement available utility incentives to encourage small businesses to make zero-cost energy efficiency upgrades to their facilities.
As Congress looks for targeted and timely ways to prime the economy for recovery, it should seize this opportunity to modernize the nation’s power system with investments that will pay dividends for the economy and the environment for generations.
A new survey finds that a majority of Arizonans (65%) support requiring Arizona electric utilities to generate 100% clean energy by 2050, why electric trucks are the inevitable future, technology and digital transformation are key to modernization in the energy industry, ‘cool pavement’ experiments in Los Angeles is help urban planners find ways to ease rising temperatures, GM’s million-mile electric vehicle battery, and more.
While Covid-19 has fundamentally changed us, what remains constant is our foundation as a technology and innovation hub driven by big ideas, talented entrepreneurs and a welcoming business environment. This is especially true in our renewable energy sector. Renewable energy is the answer to moving toward a cleaner, more prosperous and healthy future.
In response to a request for input from the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) recommends that a new stimulus package include provisions to jumpstart manufacturing, technology entrepreneurship, and clean energy innovation.
Arizona Corporation Commission Commissioner Lea Márquez Peterson issued a letter calling on her fellow Commissioners to pass a policy that would require regulated electric utilities to generate 100% of their power from clean energy resources by 2050.