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108 Arizona companies make Inc. 5000 list

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A total of 108 Arizona companies earned spots on the Inc. 5000 list of the top 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. for 2016. Criteria for earning admission to the 2016 Inc. 5000’s list include required businesses to: • Be privately held, for profit, based in the U.S., and independent (not a subsidiary or division of… Read More →

Az Business honors Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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A crowd of nearly 500 packed Desert Botanical Garden Thursday to honor Az Business magazine’s Most Influential Women in Arizona Business for 2016. “All the women we are honoring tonight have procured influence in their respective fields through hard-earned track records of profitability, leadership and innovation,” said AZ Big Media Publisher Cheryl Green. “These women are… Read More →

Vermaland supports push to double solar, wind requirements

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Vermaland announced its support for a proposal made by the Arizona Corporation Commission chairman, Doug Little, that supports doubling the state’s requirements for solar and wind energy. Under the proposal, utilities would need to generate 30 percent of their power from renewable sources by 2030, according to the Arizona Republic. Citing declining prices and the need to… Read More →

APS and Phoenix Suns team up to provide STEM grants

Arizona School Choice Trust

What do cardboard boat races, worm farms, robot coding and solar car design have in common? They are all recent classroom projects funded by STEM mini-grants from APS and the Phoenix Suns. And, effective immediately, Arizona K-12 teachers in public and charter schools within the APS service territory are invited to apply for STEM mini-grants… Read More →

Molly Greene: Most Influential Women in Arizona

Molly Greene

Molly Greene, senior director for state government relations, SRP Greene has worked in public policy for more than 25 years and oversees chambers of commerce engagements, state and local government relations and SRP’s role in providing input and information on the political front. Advice: “Listen carefully and ask questions. If you are an expert in a… Read More →

2016 water runoff season falls short of promise

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The 2016 winter runoff season, which over-promised and under delivered, proved again that the Salt River Project water-storage system can handle just about anything. SRP and central Arizona depend on wet winters and plentiful precipitation on the mountainous regions north and east of the Valley to replenish the reservoirs on the Salt and Verde rivers.… Read More →

APS Foundation continues focus on STEM education

APS Foundation

Fourteen nonprofit organizations located throughout Arizona and the Four Corners area will receive more than $1.2 million in STEM-supported grants, the APS Foundation announced. Supporting science, technology, engineering and math (also known as STEM) and other education programs has been the Foundation’s principal focus since 2012. “Arizona is blessed to have a number of local organizations… Read More →

Officials back bill to encourage renewable energy on public lands

Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Prescott, is hopeful his bill on renewable energy on public lands - with more than 60 co-sponsors - will pass because it “transcends political divisions.” (Photo by Emily Zentner/Cronkite News)

State and federal officials praised a bipartisan bill Wednesday that would encourage renewable energy development on public lands by streamlining the permitting process and letting local governments share in revenues from the projects. The bill would “level the playing field” between renewable and fossil fuel projects on federal lands by creating a streamlined leasing process… Read More →

SRP ranks highest in West among residential customers

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Salt River Project’s electric customers continue to give SRP higher marks for customer satisfaction, according to a study issued Wednesday by J.D. Power. With a Customer Satisfaction Index score of 730 on a 1,000-point scale in this year’s ranking, SRP ranks highest for residential electric service in the western United States among Large electric utilities for… Read More →

Fulton Homes earns honor for energy efficiency

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The Environmental Protection Agency recognized Tempe-based homebuilder Fulton Homes for being an industry leader in building energy-saving homes. For the second consecutive year Fulton Homes has received the Indoor airPLUS Leader Award for its dedication to offering safer and healthier homes through participating in the EPA’s Indoor airPLUS Program. Fulton Homes is the only homebuilder in… Read More →

SRP: 6 tips to prepare for summer monsoons

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As the Valley prepares for the first monsoons of the season, Salt River Project is prepared to handle the heat and storms. SRP’s transmission, distribution, generation and planned energy purchases are equipped to serve the summer demand. SRP plans for the summer heat and storms throughout the year by maintaining its transmission and distribution systems… Read More →

SRP OKs summer price decrease

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In the midst of rising summer temperatures, SRP’s Board of Directors has approved an overall average 3.7 percent decrease in electricity prices for the two hottest months of this year that will save the typical residential customer about $7.60 per month, or about a combined $15.20 for the July and August billing cycles. SRP’s publicly… Read More →

How does Arizona grow its knowledge economy?

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You don’t hear many people in Arizona use the C-words these days. It’s become archaic. We are talking, of course, about Arizona’s economy and the fact that there was a time when it was defined by the five Cs — copper, cattle, cotton, citrus and climate. They were the forces that drove Arizona’s economy and… Read More →

Why isn’t Arizona leading in solar energy?

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Solar energy used to be a backyard hobby. Because of high costs, the emerging technology was a 
pipe dream for most, but as the green movement gained traction and the price decreased, solar has become a viable energy source of the future. In 2008, President Barack Obama’s economic recovery included the Solar Investment Tax Credit, which… Read More →