The U.S. solar industry is on edge - waiting to see whether the Trump administration will impose steep tariffs on foreign made solar panels. Unease over the looming decision is already affecting the market. Federal regulators are set to make their recommendations to the President next week
There is a deal at hand to fix the water problems faced by the communities of New River and Desert Hills. An agreement would bring water relief to New River and Desert Hills, but not something else residents want - relief from further development.
The companies say the community would be the first of its kind in the U.S. and comes as utilities have been studying the potential benefits of integrating battery storage along distribution grids and decreasing reliance on centralized fossil fuel plants.
Phoenix’s Desert Botanical Garden is known, obviously, for its plants. But it’s
been undergoing a bit of a makeover, in terms of its buildings. It’s part of the
garden’s new horticultural center, and has been in the works for a few years; the
first phase opened earlier this year.
Parents tell their kids, “Shut the front door, I’m not paying to cool the entire neighborhood.” But research shows that, during Phoenix summers, we do pay to heat the neighborhood — to the tune of 1 to 2 degrees Fahrenheit — thanks to waste heat vented by our air conditioners.
When you buy gas at the pump, there’s a little sticker there that you might not ever have noticed. It says how much you’ll be charged for our state’s gas tax. The money, for the most part, goes back into our roads.
Our next guest was in Paris in 2015, attending the summit that led to Paris Climate Accord. Dan Bodansky is an expert in environmental law. He works at ASU in both the law school, and the Global Institute of Sustainability.
The solar energy market in the U.S grew by 95 percent last year, according to a new report from analysts at Greentech Media. We talk to Martin Pasqualetti, senior sustainability scientist in ASU’s Global Institute of Sustainability and a former chair of the Governor’s Solar Energy Advisory Council, about what that means.