A new report released by The Western Way, an environmental advocacy organization, and the Arizona Technology Council reveals that Arizona is on track to continue building on its booming carbon-free energy sector. According to the report authors, the innovation sector at-large is the most significant nexus between good business and good environmental stewardship.
The International Energy Agency announces solar power is now the cheapest form of energy, Arizona-based advanced materials company EnKoat featured in the 2020 50 to Watch List for its is development of energy-efficient building coatings to combat climate change, and more.
DMD Systems Recovery Inc. (DMD) announces its official B Corp certification. B Labs certified DMD based upon the results from the rigorous impact assessment process. DMD joins companies like Unilever, Danone, Athleta and Patagonia. Certified B corps are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. B Corps are accelerating a global culture shift to redefine success in business and build a more inclusive and sustainable economy.
The Arizona Technology Council has long called upon on the Corporation Commission to increase the state’s renewable standards. On October 29, 2020, the commissioners have an historic opportunity to strengthen our state’s energy rules by voting to require utilities to generate at least 50% of their energy from renewable sources by 2030 and be 100% carbon-free by 2045.
The Arizona Technology Council makes its case for boosting Arizona’s standard, Arizona Corporation Commission candidates debate renewable energy, the City of Phoenix seeks input to fight climate change, a new age of energy dawns at Arizona State University, Arizona Public Service sets a course for 100% clean-energy future for Arizona, federal regulators watching Tesla’s new self-driving software launch, Mercedes expands its electric vehicle plans, and more.
The city of Phoenix is seeking community and stakeholder input on its draft Climate Action Plan (CAP) framework. The proposed plan will address the challenges posed by climate change and help make Phoenix the most sustainable desert city on the planet. This opportunity to develop a plan comes after Phoenix just experienced the hottest summer on record, a drier than normal monsoon season and smoke-filled skies from wildfires within Arizona and all along the West Coast.
The Arizona Public Service Company (APS) has implemented a $51.9 million energy efficiency package, offering programs to help families and small businesses save money as they attempt to weather COVID-19.
Renewable energy is a powerful solution to restoring economic security at a time when residents need it most. That is why Arizona must get on a fast track toward modernizing our energy rules. Renewable energy is the answer to moving toward a cleaner, more prosperous and healthy future.
The Arizona utility company has set a bold goal to provide 100% clean, carbon-free electricity to customers by 2050. The goal includes a nearer-term 2030 target of achieving a resource mix that is 65% clean energy, with 45% of its generation portfolio coming from renewable energy.
Google pledges to be carbon free, Northern Arizona University is awarded $1.5 million grant for climate-change research, Zero Mass Water is now SOURCE Global PBC, Tesla outlines ambition to halve cost of batteries, why Lucid’s CEO thinks the Air will be a success, Footprint is named to FORTUNE’s 2020 Change the World List, and more. Check out the complete update.