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.
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.
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.
The big question is whether all the companies can get commercial production up and running. After that, the big test will involve suppliers and whether Arizona can attract them in sizable numbers to transform the state into an auto manufacturing hub. The next few years could prove pivotal.
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.
Nikola Corporation has secured an innovative electric rate schedule with Arizona Public Service Company (“APS”) that makes possible the accelerated development of hydrogen-based fueling solutions for the transportation industry. By facilitating low-cost production of hydrogen, the Arizona Corporation Commission’s (“ACC”) approval of this rate schedule paves the way for the curtailment of greenhouse gases in the transportation sector, while also providing benefits to key constituents via novel grid-balancing solutions.