An analysis has found that in 2020, only 12.6% of all electricity generated in Arizona was generated from coal, a decline of more than 62% from five years ago. Coal is one of the cheapest energy sources available in the U.S., in part because the U.S. houses a large portion of the world’s coal reserves. But coal also has other environmental and social downsides that have made it a less desirable fuel source.
Natural gas distribution company Southwest Gas Corp will explore hydrogen-blended natural gas under pilot programmes with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) and Arizona State University in Tempe (ASU).
Nikola Corporation, a global leader in zero-emissions transportation and energy infrastructure solutions, and OPAL Fuels LLC, a trusted leader in delivering renewable natural gas and renewable fueling infrastructure for heavy-duty truck fleets, have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding on the development, construction, and operation of hydrogen fueling stations in North America and the use of renewable natural gas (RNG) in hydrogen production. Under this strategic engagement, Nikola and OPAL Fuels intend to co-develop and co-market hydrogen refueling infrastructure to accelerate the adoption of heavy-duty zero-emission fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEV).
Lucid Group, which is setting new standards with its advanced luxury EVs, today announced that the Lucid Air Dream Edition Range has received an official EPA rating of 520 miles of range.
Following a joint report from their two entities, Doran Miller, Arizona director of the Western Way and Steve Zylstra, president and CEO of the Arizona Technology Council, think 2021 has the potential to be an important year for renewables in the state. The pair hope that the report can offer concrete methods to legislative officials following a rapid support for clean energy in the state, including new energy rules that call for decarbonization by 2050.