Oct 30, 2020

Cities defend progress after slipping in clean energy ranking

Local officials pushed back earlier this month against a new report that showed three Arizona cities slipping in a national ranking on clean-energy policies, saying the report does not appear to reflect their clean and renewable-energy efforts.

Jun 25, 2018

Regulator set to offer renewable energy plan for Corp Comm consideration

With a renewable energy initiative ready to be filed next week, a state utility regulator is filing his own proposal, one that electric companies are likely to find more attractive.

These structures store spent fuel. Officials say Palo Verde has enough space to store used fuel indefinitely while the federal government decides where to place a permanent national storage facility. (Cronkite News Service Photo by Griselda Nevarez)
May 21, 2018

Clean energy ballot measure could close nuclear plant

The Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station is the nation’s largest power producer, and if the Clean Energy for a Healthy Arizona initiative appears on the ballot in November, voters will decide the plant’s future.

Mar 26, 2018

Utility writes its own renewable energy ballot measure

Afraid that voters might like a renewable energy mandate, the state's largest utility is working with lawmakers to put its own alternative on the November ballot.

Mar 14, 2018

Senate panel approves legislation to override energy initiative mandate

State senators voted Wednesday to give utilities a way to avoid having to get half their electricity from renewable sources by 2030 even if voters mandate that they do so.

Feb 12, 2018

Anti-Trump group seeks to put energy policy on ballot

Bill Scheel, a campaign consultant helping set up the petition drive, said Monday there is a coalition of civic and health organizations who do not believe the current renewable energy standard goals set by the Arizona Corporation Commission are sufficient.

Feb 1, 2018

Utility regulator proposes broad renewable energy plan

Arizona Corporation Commissioner Andy Tobin released a plan January 30 that calls for increases in clean energy, energy storage and biomass.

The coal-fired Navajo Generating Station in northeast Arizona provides almost 1,000 jobs between the plant and the mine that supplies it, but the plant's operators have said they plan to shut it down after 2019. (Photo by Amber Brown/Courtesy SRP)
Oct 6, 2017

Peabody says potential buyers could keep Navajo Generating Station open

Navajo leaders expressed hope October 2 that the Navajo Generating Station will be able to continue operations past 2019, after Peabody Energy said it had come up with a list of potential investors in the plant.

Jun 27, 2017

Jobs safe for now, Navajo council OKs lease extension for Arizona coal plant

The Navajo Nation Council has approved a lease extension to allow a coal-fired power plant in northeastern Arizona to continue operating through December 2019.

May 22, 2017

Utilities offer incentives aimed at saving energy

More options to encourage the efficient consumption of power have emerged as energy resources in the Valley evolved over the past decade.

May 22, 2017

Buying and selling electricity to meet Arizona’s peak demands

States that generate large amounts of renewable energy, such as California with its abundant supply of solar power, have to “sell” power to neighboring states at negative prices, meaning California is effectively paying Arizona to take energy from their systems.

May 22, 2017

Peabody seeks to extend the life of Navajo Generating Station

Coal supplier Peabody Energy is pressing the case before the Arizona Corporation Commission to save the Navajo Generating Station. Peabody Energy, the largest private-sector coal producer in the world, owns the Kayenta Mine, which operates solely to fuel the Navajo power plant.