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ASU grant aims to transform global energy landscape


Changing the way the nation generates and consumes energy is at the heart of a multimillion dollar grant awarded to Arizona State University from the Department of Energy. Under the grant, the university will develop an efficient and cost-effective carbon capture technology using an innovative electrochemical technique to separate carbon dioxide from other emissions originating… Read More →

Deco Communities Acquires Sunshine Terrace Apts. for $4M

Deco Communities
by in Brokerage | Business News

Scottsdale-based real estate development and investment company Deco Communities has expanded its Arizona portfolio once again with the acquisition of Sunshine Terrace Apartments in Phoenix. The 75-unit property was purchased for $4M on Nov. 19.  Sunshine Terrace joins Deco Communities expansive real estate portfolio that spans  Arizona and Nevada. Located at 5615 N. 7th Street… Read More →

Bringing Farms to Arizona Cities

by in Business News | Green

Green living innovator Greg Peterson has an idea of bringing 10,000 urban farms into big cities of Arizona. By creating farms closer to homes in large cities, fresh foods are more readily available to help create a healthier way of living. Peterson, contributing writer for Phoenix Magazine and Edible Phoenix, began gardening 35 years ago… Read More →

Could The Algae Industry Become Arizona’s No. 1 Industry?

Algae Industry
by in Economy | Green

Arizona would benefit from a strong new industry that provided more revenue than housing or hospitality, more fascination than sports, more food than agribusiness currently produces and more energy than has been produced in the history of the state. It would be nice too if the industry aligned with the current focus on biosciences. The… Read More →

Speaker: G Street Speakers ~ BIG Green Expo & Conference 2011

BIG Green Expo & Conference 2011
by in Events | Green

The Energy Code Workshop by G Street G Street’s workshop is an introduction to “The Energy Code Workshop,” an innovative program initiated through coordinated efforts by the Department of Energy and the Arizona Department of Commerce. This powerful program furthers awareness and assists building professionals in improving performance buildings as guided by the IECC. This… Read More →

Arizona’s “Green” Future Was Founded In 2010

Electric Vehicle were a big hit in 2010 in Arizona
by in Education | Green | Tech

2010 will probably be remembered more for the challenges it brought than the successes it yielded in our Valley and state. But out of the darkness came some light, and the illumination casts hope for a bright future. Countless volunteers gave generously of their time, talent and treasury to support green initiatives in our region… Read More →

Electric Vehicles And Charging Stations an Arizona Reality

Electric Vehicles and Charging Stations - The future will happen first in Arizona
by in Economy | Green | Tech

The future will happen first in Arizona. That’s because Phoenix and Tucson made a list we can be proud about – we’re one of six states selected to deploy “smart” charging stations as part of an electric vehicle (EV) program funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. Thousands of charging stations will soon be placed… Read More →

Green News Roundup – Green Renovation, Energy Saving Air Conditioning & More

Energy Saving Air Conditioning
by in Blogs | Green

Welcome to our weekly green news roundup. This week we’ve gathered stories about video conferencing, green renovation, energy saving air conditioning and local sustainability-related events taking place throughout the Valley. Please feel free to send along any interesting stories you’d like to see featured in the roundup by e-mailing me at Also visit AZ… Read More →

State Incentives – Solar & Renewables

Solar Power in Arizona
by in Blogs | Green | Tech

The Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency was established in 1995 and provides detailed analysis of federal and state incentives for solar and renewable energy throughout the country. The website notes that the project is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), mainly through the… Read More →