There is no shortage of bad green-energy news. Automakers are fretting about electric-vehicle growth, higher interest rates are smashing financial plans, permitting for big projects still takes forever and offshore wind is a mess. But for every setback, there is a Sun Streams. This cluster of solar farms will cover more than 13 square miles[...]
The Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) has been chosen to participate in the EPA’s Climate Pollution Reduction Grant (CPRG) program and lead in creating and implementing a regional plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other air pollutants, including ozone. The EPA’s CPRG program provides $5 billion to states, local governments, tribes, and territories to tackle[...]
U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland announced today that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is actively working on the development of 15 new renewable energy installations across the western United States. These projects aim to contribute to the Biden administration’s goal of achieving 25 GW of onshore renewable energy capacity on public lands by 2025.[...]
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. APS expects increased demand by 2031, when it hopes to shutter its coal-fired plants. The utility says it remains committed to producing clean power, but also[...]
The transportation sector is driving climate change…quite literally. Tailpipe emissions from heavy duty trucks are a leading cause of air and climate pollution in the United States, and to drive the matter a bit closer to home, Maricopa County receives a “F” grade for particle and ozone pollution.