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Why isn’t Arizona leading in solar energy?

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Solar energy used to be a backyard hobby. Because of high costs, the emerging technology was a 
pipe dream for most, but as the green movement gained traction and the price decreased, solar has become a viable energy source of the future. In 2008, President Barack Obama’s economic recovery included the Solar Investment Tax Credit, which… Read More →

Fortis boosts power with Acquisition of UNS Energy

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Fortis Inc. completed its acquisition of UNS Energy Corporation, adding UNS Energy subsidiaries Tucson Electric Power (TEP) and UniSource Energy Services (UES) to its growing international family of electric and gas utility companies. TEP and UES will remain headquartered in Tucson under local control with current management and staffing levels and no planned changes to… Read More →

Arizona Telemedicine Program names advisory board

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The award-winning Arizona Telemedicine Program (ATP) at the Arizona Health Sciences Center of the University of Arizona has announced the appointment of the National Advisory Board of the Telemedicine and Telehealth Service Provider Showcase (SPSSM), to be held Oct. 6-7 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Phoenix. The 24 nationally recognized thought leaders and health-care… Read More →

East Valley Energized by New SRP Line

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A major new transmission project that will bring additional electricity and increased reliability to the Valley is now fully energized. The final phase of the Palo Verde-Southeast Valley-Browning (PV-SEV) 500-kilovolt (kV) project was placed into service for the first time this month. This marked a major milestone for SRP, as it was the last segment… Read More →

Benefits of solar: Will anybody listen?

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Arizona is about to begin an important discussion on the cost benefits of solar energy. The discussion is scheduled for May 7 as part of a series of workshops the Arizona Corporation Commission has scheduled to examine the impacts of innovation on the utility business model. This workshop comes on the heels of last year’s… 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 →

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 →

Liberty Center at Rio Salado Ready for Construction

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by in Construction | Mixed-Use

Bulldozers and backhoes are in motion at Liberty Center at Rio Salado, the new sustainable mixed-use business park under development by Liberty Property Trust in Tempe at Priest Road and Rio Salado Parkway. The company is readying the location for construction with the recent approval of its site plan by the City of Tempe. “Rising… Read More →

Mike Mahoney Awarded Sundt Construction Lifetime Achievement Award

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by in Newsmakers

Mike Mahoney, a general superintendent who most recently worked on Sundt Construction’s federal projects, was recently given a Lifetime Achievement award, underscoring Sundt’s core values of longevity and loyalty. The award is not given annually; instead, it is only presented when warranted. This is the third time in the company’s 123-year history the Lifetime Achievement… Read More →

CBRE Hosts City-Wide Clothing Drive

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by in Business News

Commercial real estate services firm CBRE is holding its third annual, city-wide business clothing drive called PurSUIT of SUCCESS, benefiting two nonprofit organizations that provide job training and career counseling to women and men throughout the Phoenix area. The two beneficiaries of the business clothing drive are: Fresh Start Women’s Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated… Read More →

Jodi Jerich – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Jodi Jerich – Executive director, Arizona Corporation Commission As executive director of the Arizona Corporation Commission, Jerich oversees a state agency that has 300 employees and a $27 million budget. She came to the commission after serving about three years as director of the Arizona Residential Utility Consumer Office, a state agency that advocates for… Read More →

APS proposes changing solar rates

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A proposed rate change for Arizona Public Service Co. customers who install rooftop solar panels could affect the future of the state’s solar industry. The utility is proposing to give customers with new solar panel systems less credit for the electricity their systems supply to the power grid under a proposal pending before the Arizona… Read More →

Clark, Suciu Join Jones, Skelton & Hochuli

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Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, PLC announced that Andrew Clark and Kimberly Suciu have joined the firm as Associates. Clark will focus his practice on general civil litigation and insurance defense, bad faith, personal injury and construction defect.  Clark grew up in the valley and attended the Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering at ASU prior… Read More →