Queen Creek is new home for high-tech battery facility; Arizona lawmakers pass bill to restrict competition in electricity market; how businesses can cash in on infrastructure dollars coming to Arizona; utility company makes progress on infrastructure for Taiwan Semiconductor project in north Phoenix; federal infrastructure funds are flowing into Arizona — how local businesses tap in; study looks at attitudes toward plastic, sustainability and climate change; Valley solar services company plans further push into rental market after $20M raise; how the Phoenix East Valley is transforming electric vehicles industry; recycling solar panels is complicated — here’s how one Yuma company does it; energy companies engage Utilicast to oversee strategic improvement planning; science needs data to solve problems — climate change is making that harder; how high gasoline prices are affecting transportation across Arizona; how EVs will revolutionize transportation needs for small businesses; and Intel pledges net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040.
The Arizona Technology Council became involved in the state’s energy policy based on a hunch. The council felt that a report by Ascend Analytics projecting the costs for Arizona to reach 50% clean energy by 2035 “overstated the costs to increase clean electricity resources,” said Steve Zylstra, the council’s president and CEO.
Battle Approved Motors proves health of electric vehicle market during tumultuous time for investors; local opinion: the climate crisis now – we need to invest in solutions; we need a statewide plan for an EV charging network; Environmental Protection Agency awards Arizona schools $320k to purchase cleaner buses; solar co-op launches for Maricopa County businesses and homeowners to go solar; the Russian oil embargo proves we need a clean energy revolution; Universal Technical Institute enlists help in effort to expand electrical vehicle training; under the hood at Legacy EV, a Tempe startup that helps convert classic cars to electric vehicles; Erthos raises large sum of money for earth-mounted solar panels and cleaning robot; what it means to hold businesses accountable for climate change; as gasoline prices tick up in Arizona, stoked by war abroad, demand for electric vehicles could grow; and ElectraMeccanica – which is building Valley factory – gets initial fleet order from restaurant franchise.
As Arizona-built electric cars win praise, Lucid ramps up hiring and seeks workforce to help from state; Build Back Better Plan gives Arizona 55,000 new clean tech jobs, Anheuser Busch delivers new era of beer with Nikola and BYD Motors zero-emission fleet; East Valley mayors ask Sinema for support in expanding electric vehicle sector and infrastructure; Arizona to get millions to develop EV-charging network; Arizona’s future depends on climate action; groundwater and electric school buses are among environmental issues at the Legislature; how governors races may change energy, from EVs to renewables; hydrogen fuel supplier proposes Casa Grande facility; Kore Power signs multi-year supply agreement to provide batteries for fleet electrification solutions; 4 ways to create a carbon-neutral Arizona; Atlis Motor Vehicles opens $10M crowdfunding campaign; and in surprise vote, Arizona Corporation Commission rejects clean energy rules.
We are disappointed in the decision by the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) to not pass the clean energy rules that would have provided an immediate boost to our economy, the technology sector and the protection of our environment.
SRP announces wind farm to be developed north of Flagstaff; Nikola gets key California incentive approval as it lines up more buyers; global supply chain expert Seema Phull joins KORE Power as chief operating officer to support rapid growth of KORE’s U.S. lithium-ion battery manufacturing; new electric car chargers in downtown Tucson meet growing need; MotorTrend names Arizona-based Lucid Air its Car of the Year; Silicon Valley Bank pledges $5B for cleantech investments, says it will be carbon neutral by 2025; Go Solar, Titan Solar Power team up to expand installations nationally; Amazon becomes the largest corporate buyer of renewable energy globally; here’s what you need to know about the Phoenix Climate Action Plan; here’s why the Build Back Better Plan can help deliver the ‘Sustainable Valley’; Phoenix buses may go electric; Peoria tries autonomous shuttle as batteries improve; clean-energy giant Enphase acquires Scottsdale software company; and Meyer Burger to establish solar module manufacturing facility in Goodyear.
Proposed energy rules would strengthen state’s competitive edge; Zero Electric Vehicles partners with AAMCO Transmissions and Total Car Care to electrify vehicles; Arizona regulators poised to vote on new state clean-energy rules; new battery storage facilities coming to Phoenix as U.S. fights China’s production dominance; Amazon investing in 274 renewable energy projects globally, including solar projects in Arizona; Phoenix conglomerate eyes electric vehicle market with battery company acquisition; Kore Power CEO Lindsay Gorrill is taking charge and building a battery manufacturing ecosystem in Arizona; why Lucid and Rivian have a real shot at becoming the next Tesla; massive, 2,800-acre solar project planned for West Valley near Tonopah; why Arizona needs a statewide renewable energy plan; 4 ways Phoenix benefits from the infrastructure bill; and electric car investment could zoom past $500B and Arizona is riding shotgun.
Arizona voters increasingly recognize climate change as a crisis and strongly support actions to shift the state’s investments away from fossil fuels and toward clean energy sources and technologies, according to a new poll released today by the American Lung Association.
On Wednesday, the Arizona Corporation Commission is scheduled to vote on a package of updated clean energy rules that is years in the making. The package now under consideration, which benefits from several recent amendments, is the product of an extensive and bipartisan stakeholder process with significant support from individuals and businesses large and small from across Arizona. Most importantly, these rules allow Arizona to remain competitive with other states by providing the type of robust clean energy commitment that businesses demand before bringing jobs and substantial investment into a state while at the same time providing key protections to make sure the public does not pay more for clean energy.
After more than five years of wrangling, Arizona regulators are poised to approve new green-energy standards for state-regulated utilities that supporters say are needed to slow global warming and keep the air clean of unhealthy fossil-fuel emissions.