A recent report commissioned by the Arizona Corporation Commission likely overstated the costs for utilities to increase their clean electricity resources in coming years, presenting a flawed outlook at the effects of the state’s proposed Clean Energy Rules, according to the Arizona Technology Council and the sustainability nonprofit Ceres.
Phoenix adopts updated climate action plan; Nikola signs hydrogen fuel station deal with renewable energy producer OPAL Fuels; Phoenix can benefit from the use of electric cars in a number of ways; Sinema can address energy inequities and fight climate change; Lucid Motors announces ‘technology race’ against Elon Musk’s Tesla; Nikola and PGT Trucking sign LOI for 100 Nikola FCEV trucks; Babbit Ranches partners with SRP and Boise-based energy developer on solar facility northwest of Flagstaff; new EPA report confirms what south Phoenix’s residents of color know: climate change discriminates; Arizona Department of Economic Security and utility providers to distribute $36 million for households in need; air quality remains poor in Phoenix, where pollution outlasted the pandemic shutdown; according to two key leaders at SRP, losing power in Arizona is not an option; and key report likely overstated costs of Arizona’s Clean Energy Rules, new analysis finds.
Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego and the City Council have adopted a climate action plan roadmap to cut emissions and build a more resilient city by approving the City’s comprehensive action plan to reach its net-zero goal a decade or more earlier.
Thousands of Arizonans invest in solar each year to lower their electricity bills and contribute to creating a cleaner, more sustainable community. Congress is currently debating a $3.5 trillion budget bill that, if passed, will drive long-term economic growth and promote sustainability here in the Grand Canyon State and across the country. But as it stands today, it is still missing a critical component that would begin to address disparities in access to the benefits of solar energy and create good paying jobs in Arizona communities.
Inside Arizona’s push to become an electric vehicle hub; plans for the 234-square mile sustainable Arizona city dubbed Telosa are unveiled; Zero Electric Vehicles to open new HQ and production facility in Gilbert; $125 million land deal in the West Valley could mean more Apple Car testing in Arizona; the alternative fuel tax formula formula is changing; battery manufacturer KOREPlex names contractor for 1-million-square-foot Buckeye facility; Valley startup ISA Industries explores extracting zero-point energy for a previously untapped source of carbon-free energy; Elio Motors announcement to go electric with new three-wheeled Elio-E induces jump in share price; community calls for federal climate support; Tucson Electric Power announces 2021 Go Green Award winners; clean energy innovators sign agreement to accelerate electric vehicle transition; and more.
On Thursday, August 26, the Environmental Defense Fund and the Arizona Technology Council joined forces to host an invitation-only virtual roundtable focused on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Package and its importance to Arizona businesses.
Houston-based Green Mountain Energy applies to enter Arizona’s electricity market; Nikola Corporation awarded nearly $2M U.S. Department of Energy grant; the city of Phoenix comes in at No. 7 for being the best-prepared metro area for electric cars; Social-media giant Facebook announces its new $800M solar-powered data center in Mesa; regional airline Mesa Air Group is looking to make more electric aircraft investments; NextEra Energy Resources plans 3,000-acre solar energy project in Buckeye; and more.
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.
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.