SRP has brought online a 25 MW battery storage facility at its Bolster Substation next to its Agua Fria Generating Station in Peoria. 25 MW is enough energy to power about 5,600 residential homes, according to the public utility.
To meet renewable energy goals in Arizona, Microsoft has collaborated with Longroad Energy on its 150MW Sun Streams 2 photovoltaic solar power plant located in Maricopa County, Arizona. It will offset the energy use of its data centers with Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs).
Lucid Motors weighs alternatives due to chip shortage; Microsoft launches new cloud region in Arizona while meeting renewable energy goals; Fisker to produce a climate neutral vehicle by 2027; the Keystone XL Pipeline is officially done; a new equitable, electric car-sharing program in St. Louis is one of several around the country helping to make electric vehicles more accessible; and more.
A renewable energy future is within our grasp: the technology is now widely available and cost-effective in most places around the world. This working paper focuses on the challenges and solutions to scaling investment in renewable energy generation and provides actionable policy solutions to unlock the private sector investment needed to support the energy transition.
Commissioner Márquez Peterson’s energy–smart leadership has the Arizona Corporation Commission going in the right direction, making sure that Arizonans realize the full benefits of current energy market trends. Beyond being good for our wallets, it represents the most prudent, market-oriented, and conservative path forward for Arizona.
Despite more than three years of stakeholder engagement and bipartisan cooperation, and with utilities, businesses, consumer advocates, and communities of faith all aligned in support, the ACC voted down its proposed energy rules* 3 to 2 at its Open Meeting. This is a disappointing end to a three-year-long process that consolidated broad support behind a shift to cleaner, more affordable energy options for Arizona families and businesses.
Tucson Electric Power hires its first female CEO; Honeywell to Go Carbon Neutral by 2035; Canada-based Electric vehicle battery recycler Li-Cycle Corp. plans new facility in Gilbert; The University of Arizona partners with nonprofit Carbon Mapper to launch satellite program to track greenhouse gas emissions; Nikola Corporation accelerates deployment of hydrogen infrastructure and fueling solutions; Tempe-based software company Persefoni raises $9.7 million on the path to carbon neutrality; Arizona Public Service launches Going Green + Going Smart Program; the U.S.-Israel Energy Center announces winner of $6m funding for cybersecurity solutions in energy sector; European oil company Shell issues warning at trade groups over climate; and more.
Honeywell committed to become carbon neutral in its operations and facilities by 2035 through a combination of further investment in energy savings projects, conversion to renewable energy sources, completion of capital improvement projects at its sites and in its fleet of company vehicles, and utilization of credible carbon credits. These initiatives represent a continuation of the company’s sustainability efforts since 2004, which have already driven a more than 90% reduction in the greenhouse gas intensity of its operations and facilities.
Moderated by Phoenix Business RadioX, a distinguished panel of technology leaders from PayPal, Miller Policy Consulting and the Arizona Technology Council discussed the benefits of transitioning from fossil fuels to clean energy, the Arizona Corporation Commission’s (ACC) role in adopting energy policies, how climate change is affecting us, what’s at stake and how renewable energy can sustain humankind.
Arizona State University Associate Professor Gary Moore and his research team seek to understand and advance the science of molecular materials for applications in transducing solar energy. Moore has earned national recognition as an emerging leader in the field of energy materials science. He is a Department of Energy Early Career Awardee, a Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar, a National Science Foundation CAREER Awardee, and was recognized as an “outstanding chemist with Native American heritage” by the National Science Foundation.