Native Renewables receives federal grant to electrify tribal homes with solar

The deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy met Wednesday in Flagstaff with Navajo and Hopi leaders to discuss an unprecedented federal investment in solar energy for tribal homes. The Navajo-led nonprofit Native Renewables received an 8 million dollar grant to install off-grid, battery-powered solar systems in Navajo and Hopi homes. It’s part of […]

Arizona regulators reject proposal to assist Navajo communities impacted by coal-fired power generation

Utility regulators in Arizona rejected proposals from an Arizona utility to provide assistance to coal-impacted communities, including in Navajo communities in northwest New Mexico. The rejection of the assistance from Arizona Public Service Company, the majority owner and operator of the Four Corners Power Plant, comes as the Arizona Corporation Commission approved significant rate hikes […]

Neighborhood Sustainability Grant awards funding for 2024 in Flagstaff issued

For over a decade, the Neighborhood Sustainability Grant has funded 63 projects across the City of Flagstaff. The grant has been an annual staple for individuals, organizations and businesses looking to continue or create sustainability projects for the community. This year is no different, with 13 applicants granted funding ranging from $2,150 to $7,500 for […]

Sustainable Scottsdale Awards Program

The Sustainable Scottsdale Awards program is a recognition for those spearheading significant environmental advancements in Scottsdale. This award spotlights the “change makers” that have made a tangible difference by completing projects that positively impact both our environment and community.

Arizona’s EV boom brings big benefits to rural communities

When it comes to manufacturing growth in recent years, Arizona beats out nearly every state in the country, with a significant portion of these jobs coming in the battery and electrical vehicle (EV) industry. Even more noteworthy is the fact that a majority of these expansions have taken place in rural communities.  In 2016, Lucid Motors […]