Company promotes new solar power vision for Arizona
Until now, visions of Arizona homes powered by renewable energy have centered mostly on rooftop solar panels or huge solar power plants in the desert.
BLM sets aside 21,000 acres near Yuma for possible solar project
The Bureau of Land Management on Monday put aside nearly 21,000 acres of public land near Yuma for the next two years while it studies its potential for use as a solar energy site.
U.S. interior secretary touts giant Gila Bend solar plant’s economic impact
While touring a solar power generating station that will provide power to tens of thousands of Arizona homes, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Wednesday that America’s embrace of renewable energy will create jobs and boost the economy.
Feds approve solar energy project near Buckeye
The federal government has approved the Sonoran Solar Energy Project, which will be built on public lands in Maricopa County near Buckeye.
Legislative review panel recommends elimination of solar tax credit
A panel of lawmakers tasked with reviewing tax breaks balked Wednesday at providing a tax credit for installing solar energy devices on residences and voted to recommend its repeal.
Two other programs, including one that gives tax credits to corporations for contributions to groups that provide tuition scholarships to children attending private schools, were given a favorable review.
Arizona high court won’t hear energy rules challenge
The Arizona Supreme Court is letting stand lower court decisions that uphold the state’s requirement that regulated electric utilities get some of their power from solar and other renewable sources.
Arizona utility eyeing power from tribal wind farm
The state’s second-largest utility provider says it’s closing in on an agreement to buy power from a wind farm on land owned by the Navajo Nation.
Shine a light on cooperation: State lawmakers actually work with the feds on some things, like solar power
On several policy matters like climate change and health care, Arizona often butts heads with the U.S. government.
But step outside the Capitol mall, and you’ll see a modern building with solar panels on its rooftop.
Corp. Comm approves slightly altered trash-incinerator waiver
The Arizona Corporation Commission today approved a waiver for a western Arizona utility to receive renewable energy credits for energy generated by a Phoenix-area waste-to-energy plant.
Challenge to Grand Canyon mining ban clears first congressional hurdle
A proposal to reverse a federal ban on new mining claims near the Grand Canyon survived a committee vote Tuesday and could go to the full House as early as next week.
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