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.
We are in the middle of one of the biggest revolutions in motoring, with electric vehicles rapidly gaining significant ground. And for good reason too.
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.
The bipartisan infrastructure bill rapidly moving through Congress is a great deal for our state and the nation.
The bill will invest $550 billion in new money in roads, bridges, ports, passenger rail, waterways and airports. Just as importantly, it will propel Arizona and the rest of the nation toward a cleaner energy future.
Did you see the new climate change report released by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) this week? The information shared was stark and an important reminder that the climate crisis is real, and we all need to do our part to help.
Flagstaff Mayor Paul Deasy and community leaders urged Arizona’s elected leaders in Washington to support federal investments in clean transportation infrastructure in Flagstaff, the Navajo Nation and northern parts of Arizona. The press conference was sponsored by Moms Clean Air Force Arizona and is part of a series of grassroots events coordinated by the Climate Action Campaign. Speakers called for bold federal investments in clean transportation to support the expansion of electric buses and electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure in Flagstaff and on the Navajo Nation.
Swedish electric car company Polestar to open Scottsdale showroom; Nikola Motor Company and CNH Industrial join forces on electrifying partnership; Salt River Project demolishes Navajo Generating Station power block; Meet the startups working to make Arizona an electric vehicle hub! Leading the way in this sector are Lucid Motors, Zero Electric Vehicles, battery manufacturer Li-Cycle, EV parts producer UACJ Whitehall, Mesa EV startup Atlis Motors, lithium-ion battery building startup EnPower, Tempe-based ZEV; Nancy Selover, professor in Arizona State University’s School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, shares insight with KJZZ in an exclusive interview to discuss drought and urban heat islands; and more.
It’s disappointing that Arizona Corporation Commission Chair Lea Márquez Peterson has reversed her position, voting down a bipartisan set of clean-energy rules twice in one month. We are especially pleased to see the strong energy-efficiency standard and a 100% carbon-free electricity standard included in the package. While we would have liked to see a more aggressive timeline for Arizona to achieve 100% carbon-free electricity, the compromise of a strong interim target to achieve 50% clean energy by 2032 will go a long way to growing a thriving clean-energy industry.
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).
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.