Navajo Generating Station
Earlier this year, three Arizona energy providers pledged $1 million in grant opportunities to help organizations and communities impacted by the transition away from coal-fired power plants. The second round of money has been awarded, and the third round of applications are now open.
Dec. 1, 2023
A sign advertising land for sale in Rio Verde Foothills
The Arizona Corporation Commission unanimously approved a plan to set up a long-term water supplier for Rio Verde Foothills residents who lost access to their water supply earlier this year.
Nov. 30, 2023
Arizona Corporation Commission building
The Republican chair of the Arizona Corporation Commission said the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors can’t be trusted to administer the county’s elections in 2024, when four of five supervisors could be on the ballot.
Nov. 29, 2023
san pedro river
Earlier this month, the Bureau of Land Management halted construction of a 520 mile wind energy transmission line stretching from New Mexico to central Arizona, but the agency will now allow construction to resume in the San Pedro River Valley.
Nov. 28, 2023
SRP canal cleanup
SRP is in the process of cleaning its canal system in the Valley. Workers moved hundreds of fish over the weekend before draining the canal.
Nov. 28, 2023
Arizona Corporation Commission building in downtown Phoenix.
A Democrat on Arizona’s Corporation Commission asked Attorney General Kris Mayes to weigh in on whether Republican commissioners violated Arizona’s Open Meeting Law.
Nov. 22, 2023
Gila River Indian Community canal
In a move that may soon be replicated elsewhere, the Gila River Indian Community recently signed an agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to put solar panels over a stretch of irrigation canal on their land south of Phoenix.
Nov. 20, 2023
San Pedro riparian area
A wind energy project that dates back to the Obama administration is on hold now along a roughly 50-mile stretch in southern Arizona where a group of tribes and local communities oppose it.
Nov. 14, 2023
aps building
Arizona Public Service recently filed a 15-year outlook on energy consumption for its customers, and one nonprofit would like to see the utility commit to using more renewable energy.
Nov. 7, 2023
Rural Metro on the scene of the Diamond Fire
In areas covered by private fire companies, costs can be covered by subscriptions. However, some residents claimed they were unaware that such options were even offered.
Nov. 7, 2023
Katie Hobbs
Gov. Katie Hobbs said she is communicating with the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs about lowering rates for Florence and Coolidge residents served by the San Carlos Irrigation Project.
Nov. 1, 2023
Power lines
The U.S. Department of Energy announced a $1.3 billion commitment in three transmission lines crossing six states, including Arizona.
Oct. 30, 2023
SRP power lines
When Gov. Katie Hobbs took office at the start of the year she announced plans for a new state agency for energy and sustainability programs. That office is still getting set up. But important deadlines are quickly approaching for federal funding for climate change programs.
Oct. 19, 2023
SRP building
Conservationists have criticized Salt River Project’s recent forecast for energy production, saying they wanted to see more renewable energy in the mix. But the utility says it remains committed to renewable energy as it looks forward.
Oct. 17, 2023
wastewater plant
Phoenix is activating a treatment plant where recycled sewage will be converted not only to graywater for irrigation, but also to drinking water. The pilot project is the latest attempt to stretch resources in the face of historic drought.
Oct. 13, 2023
Rooftop solar panels on an Arizona home with cactus landscaping in the foreground
In a 3-2 vote Wednesday, the Arizona Corporation Commission decided it will consider changes to the way rooftop solar customers are compensated for excess power generation. Solar advocates say the move will cause major instability in the industry.
Oct. 11, 2023
solar panels
Salt River Project recently outlined its goals for energy production and sustainability goals through 2035, but conservation groups criticized the utility for its lack of commitment to renewable energy.
Oct. 11, 2023
Arizona Public Service letter
Valley temperatures soared to record highs during the summer, with little relief until recently. Arizona Public Service says the heat wave resulted in new benchmarks for power usage as well.
Oct. 10, 2023
Arizonans with rooftop solar panels could face significant cuts to their savings. In its meeting Wednesday, the Arizona Corporation Commission will consider changes to the way solar customers get compensated for excess generation.
Oct. 10, 2023
An oil well in northern Utah
Indigenous communities have long been unduly burdened by environmental pollution. Now, the Biden administration has sent nearly $40 million to help tribal communities plug and remediate orphaned oil and gas wells.
Sep. 21, 2023


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