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Arizona: The State of the Solar State

Sustainable Energy in Arizona - AB Magazine November/December 2011

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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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

energy supply - AZ Business Magazine May/June 2012
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

energy supply - AZ Business Magazine May/June 2012
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

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 →

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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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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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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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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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 →

SRP Expands 'Green Fleet' of Electric Vehicles

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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 →

ACC issues residential solar recommendations

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The Arizona Corporation Commission staff issued its highly anticipated recommendations in response to APS’s proposed rule changes directed at residential solar customers. ACC recommended that the Commission not approve either of APS’s proposed Net Metering cost-shift solutions. Net Metering is the mechanism that allows residential customers the right to offset energy purchases from the utility… Read More →

SRP, ASU partner to research renewable energy initiatives

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by in Business News | Energy | Green | Tech

Salt River Project (SRP) and the Conservation and Renewable Energy Collaboratory (CREC) at ASU’s College of Technology and Innovation (CTI) have partnered for a second year to award a $170,000 grant to fund research initiatives in renewable energy and conservation. This year the SRP-CREC research program selected four projects for funding. Projects include: reliability and… Read More →

Sky Train Project Recognized with Environmental Award

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by in Business News | Green | Travel

The PHX Sky Train™ has been selected for a top honor in the prestigious Arizona Forward Environmental Excellence Awards, receiving the first-place Crescordia award in the Multi-modal Transportation & Connectivity category. In addition, a public art project featured on one of the PHX Sky Train™ pedestrian bridges received special recognition. Arizona Forward, in partnership with… Read More →