Tucson teens work with city, state officials to promote climate action

Dozens of Tucson teenagers are advocating for climate justice across the state and making sure their voices are part of important community conversations. The Arizona Youth Climate Coalition got its start in 2019 as part of the nationwide Youth Climate Strike, inspired by Swedish student Greta Thunberg, who staged a protest outside of the Swedish […]

Local Opinion: Tucson’s electric vehicle plan is critical for small biz, residents

On Aug. 23, the City of Tucson’s Mayor and Council will make a critical decision which could ensure Tucson a more sustainable future through electric vehicles (EV). They will decide to prepare residents and businesses for the inevitable EV boom, or they will reject a common sense EV charging infrastructure plan. If they reject the […]

States with the most electric vehicles

Few announcements have rocked the automotive industry as hard as the one-two punch of General Motors’ notice of intent to exclusively produce electric-powered vehicles by 2035 and the Ford Motor Company’s $30 billion investment in electric vehicle development. The latter has thus far resulted in the release of an all-electric F-150 and Mustang, the automaker’s two top-selling […]

Tucson-area electric co-op honing in on renewable energy with new solar farm

Customers of Marana-based Trico Electric Cooperative will soon be getting more clean power from a solar farm with battery storage the rural co-op is constructing west of North Oracle Road near Catalina. Expected to go into operation in June, the Chirreon Solar and Battery Storage Facility will have a generating capacity of 10 megawatts of […]

Sabino Canyon rolls out electric shuttle service

Two years ago, having electric shuttle service in Sabino Canyon seemed like a faint dream for Paul Marques, then-president of Friends of Sabino Canyon. That dream became a reality Saturday, with a soft launch of the emission-free shuttle service.