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.Read More »
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The federal government has approved the Sonoran Solar Energy Project, which will be built on public lands in Maricopa County near Buckeye.Read More »
A Phoenix residential solar-energy project could be replicated around the country, said Valley business and government representatives in a meeting Wednesday with Energy Secretary Steven Chu.Read More »
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.
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 »
Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service policies discourage the development of solar projects, an executive for Tempe-based First Solar told congressional lawmakers this week.Read More »
Arizona's solar industry is engaging in a bit of saber-rattling in hopes of influencing a scheduled May 23 SRP board vote.Read More »
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 »
A public meeting to put some light on the federal government's plan for developing solar energy is scheduled in Tucson Wednesday night.Read More »