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Mesquite Solar facility ready for business

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May 13, 2013 by in Business News | Energy | Green

Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett, Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox and Buckeye Mayor Jackie Meck today joined Sempra U.S. Gas & Power officials and community leaders to dedicate the 150-megawatt (MW) first phase of Sempra U.S. Gas & Power’s Mesquite Solar facility. Located in Arlington, Ariz., about 40 miles west of Phoenix, Mesquite… Read More →

Cox looks to Honor Environmental Volunteers

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May 2, 2013 by in Business News | Green

Cox Communications, in partnership with The Trust for Public Land (TPL), is seeking nominations for Arizona’s second annual Cox Conserves Heroes awards program. Nominations are being accepted at www.cox7.com/cox-conserves for volunteers in Metro Phoenix and Southern Arizona who are creating, preserving or enhancing outdoor spaces. A total of $15,000 will be donated to local environmental… Read More →

Website helps users make more sustainable decisions

The number of opportunities to make “clean, green and well” decisions continues to grow rapidly. In the last decade alone, more than 460 “eco-labeling” schemes have emerged, providing a vast amount of information on consumer products and services. But paying attention to detail reveals a web of complex, sometimes conflicting information that can be hard… Read More →

Solar Energy Powers Aspire Kids Sports Center

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April 25, 2013 by in Energy | Featured | Green | Tech

As the sounds of kids jumping, tumbling and somersaulting echo through the Aspire Kids Sports Center in Chandler, solar panels silently soak in the sun on the roof of the 32,000-square-foot facility. With the help of incentives from the SRP EarthWise Solar Program, owners Scott and Dona Barclay have invested in the 100-kilowatt system, which… Read More →

Biking To Work – Who Needs A Car?

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April 16, 2013 by in Featured | Green | Infographics | Sports

Did you know that Americans collectively make 4 billion trips by bike each year, up from 1.7 billion in 2001? While driving is still most Americans’ primary means of getting to and from work every day, cycling is gaining ground as an option in more and more cities across the United States, and it’s not… Read More →

Energy Efficiency education saves educator hundreds

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April 13, 2013 by in Energy | Featured | Green

When Kris Johnson bought her home 12 years ago, she fell in love with the high ceilings and open floor plan. It’s a unique home in Arizona because the neighborhood is patterned after a New England village, complete with shake roofs and a community lake. Like any homeowner, there were things Johnson didn’t like about… Read More →

Guayule could drive Arizona’s economy

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It’s common knowledge that America’s largest import is oil, but do you know what’s second? Hint: it’s a commodity used for tires, hoses and thousands of household products. The United States imports 100% of it’s natural rubber from the Hevea tree grown in nations like Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam. Once upon a time, there was… Read More →

Guayule could drive Arizona's economy

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It’s common knowledge that America’s largest import is oil, but do you know what’s second? Hint: it’s a commodity used for tires, hoses and thousands of household products. The United States imports 100% of it’s natural rubber from the Hevea tree grown in nations like Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam. Once upon a time, there was… Read More →

SRP Board Approves Price Decrease

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

The Salt River Project Board today approved a price decrease that will result in lowering customer bills by an overall average of 1.1% beginning in May. The pricing plan reduces two components of SRP’s electric prices and will be in effect for the six summer billing months in 2013, saving a typical residential customer about… Read More →

First Solar buys S. Calif. power project

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First Solar said Monday that it has purchased a 150-megawatt power project in Southern California. Construction is expected to start this year and finish in 2014. The Tempe company said that the plant could generate enough electricity to power more than 60,000 average California homes. First Solar Inc. bought the project, which is near El… Read More →

Solar-powered airplane stopping in Phoenix

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A solar-powered plane set to embark on a multi-city trip across the United States is scheduled to depart Moffett Field in Mountain View, Calif., on May 1, weather permitting. These are the cities, in order, of where the plane would stop for about 10 days and the distances between their airports: 1. From Mountain View,… Read More →

2013 Top Lawyers list: Environmental law

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March 30, 2013 by in Featured | Green | Legal

Az Business magazine’s 2013 top lawyer list was created after the editorial department asked Arizona law firms to nominate their two best attorneys from 16 different categories for consideration. Those nominees were put on a ballot and were voted on by their peers in the legal community and the readers of Az Business magazine to… Read More →

Boone named interim dean of School of Sustainability

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Christopher Boone, professor at Arizona State University’s School of Sustainability (SOS) and School of Human Evolution and Social Change, has been named the interim dean of the School of Sustainability, effective July 1, 2013. Boone has served as the associate dean for education of the school since July 2010. “Chris Boone is an outstanding scientist… Read More →

Arizona ranked No. 2 in solar for 2012

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March 27, 2013 by in Energy | Featured | Green

GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) released U.S. Solar Market Insight: Year-in-Review 2012, an analysis of solar power markets in the United States. With another record-breaking year, solar is the fastest growing energy source in the country, powering homes, businesses and utility grids across the nation. The Solar Market Insight annual edition… Read More →