Environmentalists say lawmakers limiting testimony at EPA pollution hearing
House and Senate lawmakers are scheduled to hold a joint hearing Monday to hear testimony on the impact of a recent federal order instructing Arizona power companies to install pricey pollution control equipment at coal plants.
Agencies cite progress, work still remaining on Navajo uranium cleanup
WASHINGTON – A consortium of federal and tribal agencies reported Jan. 24 that a five-year, $110 million project to clean up uranium contamination in the Navajo Nation had addressed the most urgent risks there.
Preliminary settlement for Tucson Electric rates
Tucson Electric Power customers may be seeing a monthly bill increase by about $3 instead of a proposed $11.
Arizona Corporation Commission cuts Tucson utility’s solar incentives
The Arizona Corporation Commission is reducing incentives provided by Tucson Electric Power Co. for residential rooftop solar installations that generate electricity or heat water.
Solar-energy jobs booming in U.S.; Arizona seeing benefits
Solar energy jobs in the U.S. grew by 13 percent over the past year, a rate almost six times faster than the national average employment growth rate.
Group: Energy-efficiency incentives can save billions for Arizona
Arizona households and businesses can cut electricity use by 21 percent and save $7.3 billion by 2020 if utilities ramp up energy-efficiency incentives, a public policy group said Tuesday.
Large-scale Arizona solar, wind-energy projects could win federal OK by end of year
Federal officials said Tuesday that they are on track to decide by early next year whether two new utility-scale renewable-energy projects – one wind, one solar – can move forward in Arizona.
Mesa offers incentives for solar systems
MESA — The city of Mesa is launching a pilot program that will provide up to $100,000 in incentives to residents and business owners who install a solar system.
Navajo official says EPA rules threaten jobs at San Juan plant and mine
WASHINGTON – More than 300 Navajo Nation jobs are at stake because of “excessively stringent and expensive” regulations the Environmental Protection Agency has proposed for the San Juan power plant, a tribal official testified Wednesday.
BLM to hold meetings on NM-Ariz. power line
The public will have a chance to chime in on a proposed high-voltage power line that would run through New Mexico and Arizona.
The Bureau of Land Management has scheduled a series of open house meetings in both states on an electrical transmission line that could provide up to 2,500 megawatts of electricity.
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