A proposed waste-to-energy plant in Phoenix is being touted by supporters as a source of renewable energy and a way to minimize the amount of trash in landfills. But critics of the project argue that the waste incinerators aren’t as green as supporters make them out to be — and the proposal has a loophole that could allow a utility to get renewable energy credit for burning fossil fuels.Read More »
The decision by the state agency in charge of implementing air quality policy to repeal the Clean Cars program in favor of emission standards that aren't as stringent led to a chorus of protests from environmentalist and health advocates.Read More »
A renewable energy advocate filed the first citizen initiative of the 2012 election, proposing a dramatic expansion of Arizona's tax incentives for solar power and a state-run exchange that would buy and sell special credits for solar power.Read More »
Construction should begin within a month on a “waterless” 700-megawatt solar power project in Maricopa County that won a $359.1 million conditional loan guarantee this week from the Department of Energy.Read More »
Deep within the canyon, a few miles removed from the mule trains of the popular Bright Angel Trail, Horn Creek creates a ribbon of green vegetation here before plunging toward the Colorado River.
But the handful of people allowed to camp in this splendid isolation receive a warning with their permits: Don’t drink the water when Horn Creek is flowing. It’s radioactive.
A state Court of Appeals decision upholds the Arizona Corporation Commission's requirement that regulated electric utilities get some of their power from solar and other renewable sources.Read More »
Yavapai County supervisors rejected the proposed construction of a meteorological tower that could have served as a test for a possible wind farm on a ranch northwest of Prescott.Read More »
Operators of the nation's largest nuclear power plant near Phoenix have met with Arizona utility regulators to assess safety procedures in the wake of Japan's nuclear accident.Read More »
In the event of an emergency at the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, plant officials and government leaders will now have access to a $13.5 million center that will help them respond and share information with the public.Read More »
A statewide rail plan that would start by linking Tucson and Phoenix is a step toward giving Arizona residents a transportation option that would relieve traffic congestion and improve air quality, an interest group contends.Read More »