Commercial businesses in Phoenix can help conserve water by implementing cooling water treatment systems using a program that was recently approved by the city. Through the grant program, eligible companies will be able to incorporate cooling tower projects into their own buildings and campuses, which could help lower the amount of water needed to cool facilities.
Four Arizona energy providers and the state’s three public universities are forming a new, interdisciplinary coalition with the goal of attaining a carbon neutral economy in Arizona. Faced with the complexity of reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions across economic sectors, and the urgency to respond to the climate crisis, this coalition will combine its expertise to launch a new center to begin working immediately on strategies and solutions.
The future of the Valley’s energy is uncertain for the summers after this year, according to feedback from some of the state’s largest electricity providers. Supply chain issues, hot temperatures and drought conditions all could contribute to a less stable power supply in the Valley as officials seek answers to determine how to meet peak demand in the summers beyond of this year.
PR Log The Arizona Technology Council, along with local technology leaders, met with Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema on May 13 for an engaging clean-energy business roundtable at the senator’s office in central Phoenix. The group discussed clean-energy investments that could provide billions in funding for energy efficiency and create nearly 70,000 Arizona jobs over the next […]
By: Bianca Buliga, Director of Marketing & Communications, Arizona Technology Council Over the past several years, Arizona has steadily proven its ability to lead the nation in developing clean-energy technologies that benefit the state’s economy. KORE Power just finalized the purchase of 214 acres in Buckeye that will become home to the KOREPlex, a two […]
Two seats are up for election on the Arizona Corporation Commission this year. The Corporation Commission is tasked with approving rates charged by utilities like Arizona Public Service Co. and Southwest Gas, ensuring the safety of railroads and pipelines, investigating the securities marketplace and receiving organizing documents for corporations in Arizona.
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Both chambers of Arizona’s legislature have now approved legislation that would eliminate future competition in the state’s electricity generation market, following a Senate vote on Tuesday. HB2101 revises current law to close the door on future entrants joining the market, which maintains the monopoly that current providers hold. The bill was supported by Arizona Public Service and Tucson Electric Provider, the state’s two largest investor-owned electricity providers, as well as the Salt River Project.
On Feb. 10, 2022, the U.S. Departments of Transportation and Energy announced that nearly $5 billion will be made available to states over five years as part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Arizona is expected to receive approximately $76.5 million over that period to help create a national electric vehicles (EV) charging network.
Things are changing here in Arizona – and not for the better. Our climate is becoming more extreme, oscillating between historic droughts and monsoons. Wildfire season is starting earlier, ending later, and causing more destruction. Temperatures are warming, electricity bills are rising, and public health is taking a hit due to pollution. The effects of climate change are harming many aspects of our daily lives, but thankfully, we have an opportunity to fight back and turn things around.