Arizona already boasts of an aggressive renewable energy system and has one of the country’s most stringent energy efficiency programs. Nevertheless, that didn’t stop the Obama administration from dropping a bombshell on the state.Read More »
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A week full of new Environmental Protection Agency rules and environmental hearings in Arizona provided a campaign talking point for conservative candidates and a golden opportunity for others to appeal to the base of Arizona’s dominant political party.Read More »
Arizona reached some unsettling milestones recently. The state just passed into 16 years of drought. Last year we witnessed the deadliest wildfire in Arizona history, and also produced the hottest summer on record for the city of Phoenix.Read More »
Like a toddler with a water hose, the monsoon brings the rain in bursts, unevenly spraying but never quite quenching Arizona’s dry earth.
Often, the season’s thunderstorms unleash an apocalyptic scene — a wall of dust, with its tinge of yellow and red against the setting sun, rushing to swallow the Valley whole and enveloping its homes with its unwelcome sandy mist. Free from crippling polar vortexes or earthquakes, the sandstorms are nature’s reminder to Arizona of its sweeping powers.
The U.S. Department of Education says Arizona is a high-risk state for failing to meet various Elementary and Secondary Education Act flexibility requirements.Read More »
Hours before energy regulators approved a small surcharge on residential solar this month, the head of a little-known consumer advocacy group played wingman to the solar industry’s lawyer.Read More »
Negotiators quietly forged 11th-hour net metering compromise
As it turned out, Arizona’s battle over solar net metering wasn’t what it seemed.
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.Read More »
The only two uranium mines operating in Arizona and an associated mill in southern Utah are set to cease operations temporarily as prices for the ore decline.Read More »
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.