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TEP Recognizes Energy Efficiency Partnerships

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February 13, 2014 by in Business News | Energy | Green

Tucson Electric Power (TEP) has recognized customers and other community partners with TEP BrightEE Awards for energy savings achieved through the company’s successful energy efficiency (EE) programs. The inaugural TEP BrightEE Awards were presented today to local nonprofit organizations, school districts, small businesses and homebuilders. Several BrightEE (pronounced ‘brighty’) recipients are customers who reduced their… Read More →

Scottsdale Healthcare recognized for energy efficiency

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Scottsdale Healthcare’s continuing investment in energy efficiency is paying off, with Arizona Public Service Co. recognizing the local nonprofit hospital system for reduced energy use. An upgrade to the heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems at the Scottsdale Healthcare Greenbaum Surgery Center last fall resulted in a significant reduction in energy needs and earned a… Read More →

Waste Management Names Sustainability Challenge Winner

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January 30, 2014 by in Business News | Green | Sports

Waste Management (NYSE: WM) today announced that the Shell Houston Open has been named the winner of its inaugural Sustainability Challenge. In a contest that invited all PGA TOUR tournaments to detail their respective sustainable event initiatives, The Shell Houston Open received the highest ranking out of 24 tournament submissions for its cumulative score in… Read More →

SOLON Completes 1.9 MW of Arizona Solar School Projects

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January 28, 2014 by in Business News | Energy | Green

SOLON Corporation, a leading provider of solar energy solutions in the southwest, announced today the completion of 1.92 MW of solar systems for three Arizona school districts – Liberty Unified School District, Ft. Huachuca School District and Pima County Joint Technical Education District (JTED). The systems are comprised of solar canopies and rooftop systems covering… Read More →

Arizona: The State of the Solar State

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2013 was an event horizon for the solar electric industry in Arizona. The year brought acrimonious debate over net metering, as the utility industry attempted to reel-in a burgeoning rooftop solar movement that it had portrayed in a white-paper as a threat to its century-old business model and profit margins. The utility industry employed hard-core… Read More →

First Solar Starts Construction on Barilla Solar Project

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January 23, 2014 by in Business News | Energy | Green

First Solar (Nasdaq: FSLR) announced that the company has begun construction on Phase I of the Barilla Solar Project in Pecos County, Texas, west of Fort Stockton. The 22 megawatt (MW)AC project is expected to begin commercial operation in mid-2014. First Solar will build, commission and operate the power plant, and offer the output to… Read More →

Top 10 Arizona Solar News Stories of 2013

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December 30, 2013 by in Business News | Energy | Green

This year marked the 35th anniversary of Sun Day – May 3, 1978. President Jimmy Carter proclaimed that day as “Sun Day” and called upon the American people to observe the occasion with appropriate activities and ceremonies to demonstrate the potential of solar energy. In Arizona, that day 35 years ago was marked by solar… Read More →

SRP Adds New Renewable Energy Resource to Grid

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December 18, 2013 by in Business News | Energy | Green

Salt River Project is now receiving renewable energy from the recently completed Cove Fort Geothermal Project in Beaver County, Utah. In 2012, SRP signed a 20-year agreement with Massachusetts-based Enel Cove Fort, LLC to purchase the output of the 25-megawatt plant.  The geothermal power generated by the project will offset enough carbon dioxide emissions each… Read More →

Waste Management Launches ‘Greenest Show’ Campaign

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Underscoring Waste Management’s (NYSE: WM) commitment to educating and engaging the community about sustainability, the company today announced the launch of its “Greenest Show” promotional campaign in advance of the 2014 Waste Management Phoenix Open (WMPO). The “Greenest Show” campaign represents all that Waste Management, in partnership with the PGA TOUR and tournament host The… Read More →

Waste Management Launches 'Greenest Show' Campaign

Waste Management Phoenix Open

Underscoring Waste Management’s (NYSE: WM) commitment to educating and engaging the community about sustainability, the company today announced the launch of its “Greenest Show” promotional campaign in advance of the 2014 Waste Management Phoenix Open (WMPO). The “Greenest Show” campaign represents all that Waste Management, in partnership with the PGA TOUR and tournament host The… Read More →

Arizona’s Energy Efficiency Programs Rank in Top 10

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November 8, 2013 by in Business News | Energy | Green

The most authoritative national ranking of state energy efficiency policies and programs released today shows Arizona leading the Southwest. Arizona placed 12th overall in the national rankings and 10th in the country on a key score for utility energy efficiency programs and policies. The 2013 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard by the American Council for an… Read More →

Arizona's Energy Efficiency Programs Rank in Top 10

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November 8, 2013 by in Business News | Energy | Green

The most authoritative national ranking of state energy efficiency policies and programs released today shows Arizona leading the Southwest. Arizona placed 12th overall in the national rankings and 10th in the country on a key score for utility energy efficiency programs and policies. The 2013 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard by the American Council for an… Read More →

Local Cab Company Enhances Sustainable Brand

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October 14, 2013 by in Featured | Green

After four years of successfully tackling the streets of metropolitan Phoenix, Clean Air Cab is enhancing the look of its Hybrid fleet. Given a more sustainable design, the new cabs are officially on the road this fall. The local family owned and operated business, which specializes in eco-friendly transportation, is excited to announce its rebranding,… Read More →

SRP Expands 'Green Fleet' of Electric Vehicles

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October 9, 2013 by in Energy | Featured | Green

Pull into the parking lots at Salt River Project’s headquarters in Tempe and you will notice electric vehicle charging stations sprinkled throughout for the convenience of employees and customers.  More Level 2 (240 Volt) charging units are coming, as SRP continues to invest in its “green fleet.” As part of the company’s green fleet program,… Read More →