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ACC Approves Tucson Electric Power’s Bid To Increase Renewable Energy, Sans Utility-Owned Solar

Following the ongoing and sometimes bitter confrontation between solar advocates and utilities, the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) has approved a proposal from Tucson Electric Power (TEP) to boost investments in renewable energy and deploy two 10 MW (5 MWh) energy storage pilot projects. However, the issue of this utility owning the renewables it distributes remains undecided, pending further […]

May 6th

Solar Cease-Fire: Arizona Solar Advocates And Lawmakers Drop Dueling Ballot Initiatives

Arizona solar advocates and lawmakers have negotiated a compromise, leading them to drop competing solar ballot initiatives to amend the state’s constitution. According UtilityDIVE and PV-Tech, this cease-fire allows both sides to reach a compromise which boosts solar while addressing the concerns of utilities. A ceasefire between SolarCity and Arizona Public Service Company has the two sides […]

April 30th

Arizona Solar Faceoff: Kingman & Lake Havasu City Public Hearings March 31st

 As reported by Havasu News, UniSource Energy Services  is seeking approval from the Arizona Corporation Commission ACC) to put “mandatory demand charges” on residential electric bills. Public hearings are scheduled March 31st in the Kingman and Lake Havasu City areas. Interested parties may find more information on Facebook for Kingman and Lake Havasu. Kingman – 1:00 […]

March 30th

Phoenix and Blacksburg Top 2015 Mayors’ Climate Protection Awards

Phoenix, Arizona and Blacksburg, Virginia top this year’s list of the top green cities according to the US Conference of Mayors (USCM).  The Mayors’ Climate Protection Awards honor cities for innovative programs that increase energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  An independent panel of judges selected the winners from a pool of applicants.  The awards […]

June 22nd

"Clean Gas" More Dangerous Than Coal, Industry Expert Tells TV

US “clean gas” wells in operation (Irekia-Eusko Jaurlaritza in Turns out that just about everyone (including President Obama) has been hugely underestimating the methane pollution levels of so-called “clean gas.” The booming American economy now seems to come at a greater cost than we originally thought when we found out that natural gas produces […]

May 22nd

Native American Youth Sues Governor Janice Brewer Over Failure to Combat Climate Change

  Anyone who has looked into the matter honestly knows that global warming and climate change severely threaten young generations. As reported a few times previously, some members of that young generation are pushing for action now, through legal action. One such story is of an 11-year old Navajo named Jaime Lynn Butler. On May 4, […]

February 23rd

Jon Hunstman: Not on Arizona Primary Ballot, Losing to Colbert in South Carolina Poll, Global Warming Realist… but Willing to Flop, & Occupy Supporter?

  Jon Huntsman has hardly gotten any attention in the course of the freak show we can call the GOP primaries. However, that has changed a bit since yesterday, when he received a notable percentage of the New Hampshire primary votes (17%). We’ve actually written about Huntsman a number of times, as he’s the only candidate […]

January 11th

Climate Change Causes Dramatic Ecological Changes

A new multi-year study has determined that reduced winter snowfall in mountainous regions as a result of climate change is causing cascading shifts in plant life and animal communities by allowing elk to stay through winter and consume the plants that would normally be home to a variety of bird life. The study was published […]

January 11th

Cities with Worst Air Pollution (Top 10 List)

The American Lung Association (ALA) recently released State of the Air 2011, its annual report on air pollution and which cities have got the worst. In total, 18.5 million Americans live in regions with unhealthy levels of year-round particle pollution.

According to the ALA, 13,000 Americans a year are killed from particle pollution from power plants alone.

And for people in “at-risk” groups, like people who already have asthma, chronic lung disease, cardiovascular disease, or diabetes, the hazards of such pollution are even greater.

May 9th

Phoenix Can Make Positive Steps Forward

An Arizona State University press release described the words “enormous uncertainty” as being greatly applicable to the current condition of Phoenix’s climate and water supply. Reservoirs have dropped to their lowest ever levels, drought has continuously plagued the state, and the forecasts suggest that the temperatures are only going to continue to rise. However professors […]

December 15th

Desert (10 Friday Photos)

Enjoy 10 beautiful photos of the desert. A lot of people think that the desert is only sand and heat. If that was true, the desert would definitely be a very boring place. The thing is to see how powerful and beautiful deserts actually are. They have survived huge periods of time and deserve a […]

Legislation Introduced to Prohibit Uranium Mining Near Grand Canyon

Arizona Congressman Raul Grijalva has introduced legislation to withdraw approximately one million acres near the Grand Canyon from mineral exploration under the 1872 Mining Act. In a news release, the Congressman was quoted as saying: “I was pleased to introduce this legislation which will forever protect the magnificence of the Grand Canyon and the people […]

March 17th

The Grand Canyon Area is Next for Uranium Exploration

I was going through the headlines, just waiting for something to drag me out of my lethargy, and it happened. The New York Times posted a headline reading “Uranium Exploration Near Grand Canyon”, and that excited my first bit of exercise for the day; the hair stood up on the back of my neck. What […]

February 7th

85 Year Old "War" Over Colorado River Water Ends

It’s been going on since 1922, seven western states staking their claims on Colorado River Water. For years, a sometimes divisive battle has raged as Colorado, Utah, California, Arizona, Wyoming, Nevada and New Mexico all said they weren’t getting their share of the precious liquid. It came to an end in Las Vegas, when representatives […]

December 14th