How the solar deal came down
Negotiators quietly forged 11th-hour net metering compromise
As it turned out, Arizona’s battle over solar net metering wasn’t what it seemed.
Federal grant has ADOT studying climate change impact on state transportation
If generally accepted predictions of global warming come to pass, Arizona’s transportation system will have to adapt due to stronger dust storms, snowfall, flooding, forest fires and other factors, experts say.
All eyes on Arizona as formal energy hearings begin
At the heart of Arizona’s battle over solar net metering systems is whether utilities can balance solar energy with the cost of maintaining the grid that delivers electricity to all users.
Arizona finishes 12th in national ranking on energy-efficiency policies
WASHINGTON – Arizona is the 12th-most energy-efficient state in the nation this year, the same position the state held last year, according to rankings released Wednesday by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy.
Work for uranium mine near Grand Canyon hits pause
A uranium mining company that was sinking a shaft for a mine south of Grand Canyon National Park has put the work on hold, citing market conditions and the expense of litigation. Energy Fuels Resources Inc. said the operation will be on standby until December 2014 or until a ruling is issued in a federal [...]
Q&A: Hal Quinn President and CEO, National Mining Association
As chief lobbyist of the National Mining Association, it falls on Hal Quinn, the group’s president and CEO, to promote his industry. That means defending coal mines and, ultimately, America’s reliance on the fuel source to power homes and businesses.
Three Arizona-run power plants make the list of nation’s 50 dirtiest
Arizona utilities operated three of the 50 dirtiest power plants in the country in 2011, according to a new report by an environmental advocacy group.
EPA faults Arizona study of proposed freeway
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says Arizona’s report on the environmental impact of a proposed new freeway in the Phoenix area wasn’t thorough enough.
US Government Accountability Office to issue report on Navajo uranium cleanup
The investigative arm of Congress is looking into how federal agencies carried out a plan to clean up uranium contamination on the Navajo Nation.
State climatologist takes conciliatory stance on global warming
At a rally to raise awareness of climate change, Nancy Selover demonstrated the delicate balance she has to strike as both a political appointee and a scientist.
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