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Phoenix sets ambitious greenhouse gas reduction goal

Air Quality

The Phoenix City Council this week unanimously approved an ambitious new goal of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 40 percent within its own operations by 2025. The City Council took action after hearing an update on the city’s progress towards its long term goal of becoming a carbon-neutral city.   “Phoenix has authored one of… Read More →

Western mayors talk water conservation, stay mum on drought allotments

Water conservation
by in AZ Business Magazine | Green

Nearly a dozen Western mayors gathered Wednesday to discuss anything and everything “water” except the region’s drought contingency plan – what Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton called “the 800-pound gorilla in the room.” Stanton, speaking after a panel on the issue at the U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting here, said the federal contingency plan is under… Read More →

Arizona still a power in solar power, despite other states’ gains

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A month after it announced plans to develop a new solar power plant in Gila Bend, Vasari Energy was back in November to double down on its Arizona investment, expanding the plant’s capacity to power more than 7,000 homes. For California-based Vasari Energy it was a smart business move to bolster the company’s planned solar… Read More →

Dawn Meidinger appointed environmental group chair at Fennemore Craig

Maria Speth

Fennemore Craig Phoenix office Partner Dawn Meidinger has been appointed as the new Practice Group Chair of the firm’s natural resources, energy and environmental law practice group. “Dawn possesses a deep knowledge of the law relating to natural resources, energy and the environment,” said Steve Good, managing partner of Fennemore Craig. “We are proud to have her on… Read More →

Op-Ed: Partnerships and Collaboration Drive Environmental Progress

by in AZ Business Magazine | Green

America has always had its share of people working together to achieve the impossible. It’s what we do – unite to accomplish the seemingly un-accomplishable act. To shine a light on solutions that will make a difference. In the environmental movement, we learned long ago that working together will also be what protects nature and… Read More →

SRP will begin 1st biomass test burn at CGS on Wednesday

Salt River Project this week will begin a three-week test burn of more than 3,900 tons – or about 300 acres – of forest debris biomass at its Coronado Generating Station (CGS). The test is planned as part of the continued stewardship of Arizona’s water and power resources by evaluating the viability of reducing fire… Read More →

Is Phoenix’s Urban Heat Island becoming a hazard?

Downtown Phoenix
by in AZ Business Magazine | Green

Phoenix’s continuous temperature rise over the past several years has become a major environmental issue for the greater metropolitan area. When pavement and cement structures are in high temperature areas they absorb and maintain heat, which becomes known as an urban heat island (UHI). It is a man-made problem and can impact the overall climate… Read More →

Effects of global warming are felt in Phoenix

by in AZ Business Magazine | Green

With 2016 on track to surpass 2015 as the hottest year on record, the desert city of Phoenix has experienced some of its hottest temperatures. State Climatologist Dr. Nancy J. Selover presides over Arizona’s climate information and has served the area in climate information for nearly 30 years. Selover says the impacts are being felt… Read More →

Misty Hyman partners with CAP for Lake Mead campaign

Misty Hyman

Central Arizona Project has joined forces with an Olympic gold medal winner to promote its latest public awareness campaign. Misty Hyman, the former competitive swimmer and world record holder who captured a gold medal in the women’s 200-meter butterfly at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, will be a featured face and voice for “Project… Read More →

SRP and EVgo unveil electric vehicle charging stations

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Salt River Project is partnering with EVgo to provide five new electric vehicle fast-charging EVgo Stations in SRP’s service territory. In less than 30 minutes, EVgo’s dependable DC fast-chargers can deliver close to a full charge to nearly any fast charge-capable vehicle on the road today. The station, located at the Biltmore Fashion Park, is… Read More →

Do Downtown Phoenix’s environmental problems lie in Legislature?

by in AZ Business Magazine | Green | Politics

Located in one of the most arid regions of the United States, the city of Phoenix struggles with reducing its environmental footprint. The Sierra Club’s 2016 Environmental Report Card, which grades Arizona’s governor and all its legislators based on their efforts to promote environmental change, showcased Arizona’s lack of change, citing the legislature at the… Read More →

SRP launches major renewable energy project with Apple

solar panels, renewable energy

Salt River Project’s Board of Directors approved an agreement to purchase the energy produced from Apple’s new 50-megawatt photovoltaic solar power plant, located in Pinal County east of its data command center in Mesa. SRP was part of an Arizona team that worked with Apple to locate in the East Valley in 2014, and later… Read More →

Arizona Forward honors environmental excellence

Deemed a “building of the future,” Northern Arizona University’s International Pavilion earned the coveted President’s Award (Best of Show) in Arizona Forward’s 36th Annual Environmental Excellence Awards presented by SRP. Jurists praised the facility as among the greenest building of its kind in the world. Arizona Forward celebrated the 36th anniversary of its historic program… Read More →

Az Business honors Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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 →