Opinion The other March Madness – SRP Board elections

The 2024 election for the Salt River Project Board and Council is underway. SRP is the nation’s largest public power company. Unlike investor-owned utilities in the state, SRP is a political subdivision of the State of Arizona and not regulated by the Arizona Corporation Commission.  SRP is a not-for-profit, community-based entity governed by a board […]

In a boost for EVs, EPA finalizes strict new limits on tailpipe emissions

After nearly a year of frantic lobbying and debate, the EPA has finalized strict new rules on vehicle emissions that will push the auto industry to accelerate its transition to electric vehicles. The EPA expects that under the new rules, EVs could account for up to 56% of new passenger vehicles sold for model years […]

Here’s how direct air capture technology removes CO2 from the sky

During her first State of the State address on Jan. 9, 2023, Gov. Katie Hobbs announced the re-establishing of the Governor’s Energy Office under a new moniker: the Governor’s Office of Resiliency, with a focus on water, energy and land use solutions. Climate-related challenges are affecting the state, and Hobbs stresses that “we are in […]

Tempe Launches New Sustainable Projects to Expand Tree Canopy, Food Access

The Tempe City Council recently approved the use of federal and state grant funding for new city programs that will benefit Tempe neighborhoods that are most vulnerable to the effects of climate change. The new project, called Growing Together: A Tree Stewardship & Workforce Development Program, will expand local tree canopy, establish two public food […]

Longroad Energy’s Serrano Project: A Comprehensive Overview of a Groundbreaking Solar-Plus-Storage Venture in Arizona

Longroad Energy, a prominent U.S.-based renewable energy developer, owner, and operator, has announced the successful financial close of its Serrano project. Located in Pinal and Pima Counties, Arizona, Serrano comprises a 220 MWdc solar array paired with a 214 MWac / 855 MWh energy storage facility. This marks Longroad’s inaugural project utilizing First Solar’s domestically […]

SRP to hold biggest little election in Arizona

Most people know who their electric utility is, but even if they are Salt River Project (SRP) customers, they do not know there is a huge election coming up on April 2nd. They also very rarely know that SRP is not regulated by anyone, including the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC), which regulates Arizona Public Service […]

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 […]