More than 30 large organizations, including major businesses and energy consumers in Arizona, called on the state’s utility regulators to finalize and implement new Clean Energy Rules that will require Arizona Public Service Company and Tucson Electric Power to generate 100% carbon-free electricity and expand programs to eliminate energy waste.
As leader of a group that counts hundreds of member companies across the state and beyond, it’s no surprise that their interests are as varied as the people reading this column right now. Getting these companies to agree on one subject has been nearly impossible.
We are in the middle of one of the biggest revolutions in motoring, with electric vehicles rapidly gaining significant ground. And for good reason too.
Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego today joined business leaders to call for modernizing the transportation sector by investing in advanced vehicles and transportation infrastructure, as well as expanding electric vehicle (EV) tax incentives.
The bipartisan infrastructure bill rapidly moving through Congress is a great deal for our state and the nation.
The bill will invest $550 billion in new money in roads, bridges, ports, passenger rail, waterways and airports. Just as importantly, it will propel Arizona and the rest of the nation toward a cleaner energy future.
Did you see the new climate change report released by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) this week? The information shared was stark and an important reminder that the climate crisis is real, and we all need to do our part to help.
Flagstaff Mayor Paul Deasy and community leaders urged Arizona’s elected leaders in Washington to support federal investments in clean transportation infrastructure in Flagstaff, the Navajo Nation and northern parts of Arizona. The press conference was sponsored by Moms Clean Air Force Arizona and is part of a series of grassroots events coordinated by the Climate Action Campaign. Speakers called for bold federal investments in clean transportation to support the expansion of electric buses and electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure in Flagstaff and on the Navajo Nation.
Swedish electric car company Polestar to open Scottsdale showroom; Nikola Motor Company and CNH Industrial join forces on electrifying partnership; Salt River Project demolishes Navajo Generating Station power block; Meet the startups working to make Arizona an electric vehicle hub! Leading the way in this sector are Lucid Motors, Zero Electric Vehicles, battery manufacturer Li-Cycle, EV parts producer UACJ Whitehall, Mesa EV startup Atlis Motors, lithium-ion battery building startup EnPower, Tempe-based ZEV; Nancy Selover, professor in Arizona State University’s School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, shares insight with KJZZ in an exclusive interview to discuss drought and urban heat islands; and more.
Honeywell committed to become carbon neutral in its operations and facilities by 2035 through a combination of further investment in energy savings projects, conversion to renewable energy sources, completion of capital improvement projects at its sites and in its fleet of company vehicles, and utilization of credible carbon credits. These initiatives represent a continuation of the company’s sustainability efforts since 2004, which have already driven a more than 90% reduction in the greenhouse gas intensity of its operations and facilities.
Moderated by Phoenix Business RadioX, a distinguished panel of technology leaders from PayPal, Miller Policy Consulting and the Arizona Technology Council discussed the benefits of transitioning from fossil fuels to clean energy, the Arizona Corporation Commission’s (ACC) role in adopting energy policies, how climate change is affecting us, what’s at stake and how renewable energy can sustain humankind.