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120 Arizona companies make Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing firms

carvana

Arizona is home to many innovative companies that are driving the state’s economy. A total of 120 Arizona companies made the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private firms in America for 2017. From Carvana (No. 34), which is changing the way we buy cars, to AAW Enterprises (No. 4,877), an online retailer, Arizona companies are… Read More →

Meet the Most Influential Women in Arizona for 2017

The Most Influential Women in Arizona Business for 2017 show things are actually getting better for female leaders in the business world. Consider this: A study by Talentful, recruitment experts, compared some of the world’s most powerful male and female CEOs of Fortune 1000 companies to see how gender roles are gradually improving within the… Read More →

Grand Canyon water pipeline slated for multimillion-dollar replacement

by in AZ Business Magazine | Green

An aging Grand Canyon water pipeline bringing water to residents, resorts and 6 million visitors a year at the Grand Canyon has broken about 80 times since 2010 and needs a multimillion-dollar replacement, park officials say. Officials have sutured the breaks over the years, but that is no longer enough, said Kirby-Lynn Shedlowski, Grand Canyon… Read More →

Who will win Arizona Forward’s Environmental Excellence Awards?

Arizona Forward - AB Magazine November/December 2011

An expert panel of jurists for Arizona’s Forwards 37th Annual Environmental Excellence Awards, presented by SRP, has wrapped up its evaluations of the entries submitted for this year’s program. Dubbed the Academy Awards of the environmental community, the program is Arizona’s oldest and most prominent competition of its kind, recognizing outstanding contributions to the environment in eight categories. This year’s… Read More →

Steptoe becomes certified Phoenix Green Business Leader

Steptoe & Johnson LLP, which is celebrating its 30th year in Phoenix, has been certified by the city of Phoenix as a Phoenix Green Business Leader, becoming one of the first law firms in the city to be designated with this title. The Phoenix Green Business Leader program recognizes and promotes businesses that volunteer to… Read More →

Finalists named for Arizona’s Cox Conserves Heroes Program

McDowell Sonoran Preserve

Cox Communications and The Trust for Public Land are recognizing volunteers who are creating, preserving or enhancing shared outdoor spaces. Finalists for Arizona’s Cox Conserves Heroes program were announced today, and the public is being asked to vote for the winner now through August 7. To vote, visit CoxConservesHeroes.com and select the Arizona area. A total of $20,000 will be… Read More →

10 Chase branches in Valley among first to launch green efforts

Current today announced the second phase of an ongoing collaboration with JPMorgan Chase & Co. to install new energy management and digital technologies that will increase the energy efficiency of roughly 4,500 Chase branches across the U.S., furthering the bank’s long-term commitment to environmental sustainability. Current’s new AllSites energy management system will utilize sensors, software and… Read More →

Phoenix approves historic Colorado River conservation agreement

Mayor Greg Stanton and the Phoenix City Council unanimously approved an agreement with tribal, state, federal and philanthropic leaders to help protect the Colorado River and preserve water levels in Lake Mead.  The agreement with State of Arizona, the Gila River Indian Community, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, and the Walton Family Foundation will save… Read More →

Changes at the EPA – Scary or Exciting?

Solar Energy Capacity

New changes at the Environmental Protection Agency have begun and are proving to be scary or exciting, depending on whom you ask. Scott Pruitt started as EPA chief after a long career as a lawyer and Republican politician in Oklahoma, a state known for its oil and gas industry. In the past, he has described… Read More →

Target installs its largest solar rooftop installation in Phoenix

Target solar rooftop array

Target installed the retailer’s largest solar rooftop array at its Phoenix distribution center, in a partnership with Chicago-based solar installer SoCore, as part of the firm’s efforts to increase its use of solar power for its energy needs. The recently completed solar array will generate just under 3,000 megawatt hours of energy each year, providing… Read More →

Intel unveils largest corporate solar carport array in Arizona

Intel Ocotillo Campus Solar Arrays

Intel found a second use for its Ocotillo Campus parking lot in Chandler by installing a 7.7 megawatt solar carport array over 3,200 of its parking spaces. The solar carports provide enough energy to power about 1,160 American homes through the course of the year and will be used as part of Intel’s energy mix… Read More →

UA expert warns of challenges posed by wildland fires

Addressing congressional staff in Washington, D.C., ecologist Donald Falk warned that decades of fire suppression, coupled with drier and warmer temperatures in some regions, are leading to longer fire seasons, larger fires and greater area burned in the U.S. “The problem is not going away,” said Falk, an associate professor in the University of Arizona’s School… Read More →

Court rejects Arizona’s challenge to EPA-imposed emissions rules

EPA-imposed emissions rules

The Environmental Protection Agency was within its rights to impose certain standards on industrial sites in Arizona in place of state rules meant to ensure visibility in federal parks, a federal appeals court ruled. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday rejected arguments by the Arizona Department of Environmental… Read More →

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 →