Arizona Voices: Electric vehicles can save $283 million for taxpayers

While it seems that Arizonans have different opinions on almost everything these days, there’s one thing the vast majority of us can agree on: Our state and local governments need to use our tax dollars more wisely. Fortunately, due to a confluence of factors, transitioning light-duty government fleets to electric vehicles provides a sensible way […]

O’Connor: Biden bringing investment to Arizona

While Trump scurries around stashing National Security documents in bedroom, bathroom, and beyond, Biden is bringing investment to Arizona. Off the top of my head, I can name several ongoing projects. The TSMC semiconductor production facilities in north Phoenix, a project with built-in procedures for water recycling and extensive collaboration with local community colleges and […]

Electric Vehicles Save Money for Government Fleets

State and local governments around the country could save a total of nearly $11 billion in lifetime expenses by purchasing EVs as opposed to gasoline-powered vehicles for their light-duty fleets over the next 10 years. From sedans to pickup trucks to vans, state and local governments in the United States own more than 4 million […]

Tesla electric vehicle charging site coming to Chandler office park

In the coming weeks, electric vehicle owners will be able to recharge their ride in Chandler. Tesla (Nasdaq: TSLA) is currently building a 12-stall supercharger at the Park at San Tan mixed-use development off Ray Road and Loop 101. Located at 3075 W. Ray Road, this will be the first Tesla supercharger within the city […]

New Historic Federal Investments in Phoenix to Accelerate Clean Energy Economy

Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs and the Director of the Governor’s new Office of Resiliency Maren Mahoney joined Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego and clean energy experts and business leaders highlighting new federal investments to help more Phoenix families and business owners access affordable clean energy, earlier today. Thanks to the efforts of Arizona’s clean energy champions […]

Public speaks against APS’ request for a rate hike

APS customers spoke out against a proposed rate hike at a meeting for public comment on Tuesday. A request was filed by APS in October of 2022 with the Arizona Corporation Commission. The company says the process typically takes a year.

Bill that would limit solar, wind plants vetoed by Hobbs

Calling it a potential barrier to renewable energy, Gov. Katie Hobbs vetoed legislation Monday which would have imposed new requirements on solar and wind generating plants. HB 2618 contained a list of what cities, towns and counties could adopt in zoning standards, site-specific conditions and permitting requirements on such facilities.

Arizona ‘Car-Free’ Neighborhood Nears Opening

The community calling itself “the first car-free neighborhood built from scratch in the U.S.” is close to opening in Tempe, Arizona, reports Jeremiah Budin for Yahoo News. Once complete, residents who move into Culdesac Tempe will not be able to park personal vehicles within the development. “The community will still make ample use of cars but in the form […]

BayWa r.e. and Meyer Burger partnership gives Goodyear a boost

BayWa r.e., a leading global clean energy company, is partnering with Meyer Burger Technology AG, a global solar technology company, to procure high-performance solar panels from its production site in Goodyear, Arizona. The offtake agreement is one of two announced by Meyer Berger in March 2023, resulting in the increase of the annual capacity of their […]