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

Sedona NAFF tour

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

clear energy systems coming to tempe

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

Northern Arizona University’s International Pavilion earned the coveted President’s Award at Arizona Forward’s 36th Annual Environmental Excellence Awards.

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 →

Cox names Shawn Redfield as 2016 Cox Conserves Hero

Sedona Real Inn & Suites hiking and biking packages

Cox Communications and The Trust for Public Land named Shawn Redfield as Arizona’s 2016 Cox Conserves Hero. The program is sponsored locally by Desert Botanical Garden, and as Redfield’s nonprofit of choice, Arizona Trail Association, will receive $10,000 on his behalf. The three finalists were chosen by a judging panel and then competed in an online public vote… Read More →

$1.9M in grants awarded for water quality improvements

Verde River Valley

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) awarded seven Water Quality Improvement Grant (WQIG) awards totaling more than $1.9 million to fund field projects aimed at reducing E. coli, excess nutrients and sediment caused by runoff from non-regulated sources. The non-regulated sources are four state waterways the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) designates as impaired. Located in ADEQ water… Read More →

Wells Fargo awards Environmental Solutions grants

Grand Canyon Adventures - EAZ Fall-Winter 2012

Wells Fargo recently awarded Audubon Arizona and Grand Canyon Association grants for $35,000 and $30,000, respectively through its Wells Fargo Environmental Solutions for Communities. Both organizations were selected from among 61 environmental nonprofits to receive grant dollars totaling $2.5 million from the 2015 Wells Fargo Environmental Solutions for Communities grant program, which supports projects focused on land and water… Read More →

2016 water runoff season falls short of promise

water runoff season

The 2016 winter runoff season, which over-promised and under delivered, proved again that the Salt River Project water-storage system can handle just about anything. SRP and central Arizona depend on wet winters and plentiful precipitation on the mountainous regions north and east of the Valley to replenish the reservoirs on the Salt and Verde rivers.… Read More →

Fulton Homes earns honor for energy efficiency


The Environmental Protection Agency recognized Tempe-based homebuilder Fulton Homes for being an industry leader in building energy-saving homes. For the second consecutive year Fulton Homes has received the Indoor airPLUS Leader Award for its dedication to offering safer and healthier homes through participating in the EPA’s Indoor airPLUS Program. Fulton Homes is the only homebuilder in… Read More →