News Release | Environment Arizona Research & Policy Center

New Report: Phoenix Ranks 3rd Among Major Cities for Installed Solar

Today, Environment Arizona Research & Policy released a new report; “Shining Cities: At the Forefront of America’s Solar Energy Revolution,” which ranks Phoenix third among major U.S. cities for the amount of solar installed. The report provides a first-of-its-kind comparative look at the growth of solar in major America cities.

News Release | Environment Arizona Research & Policy Center

Clean Energy Cutting Carbon Pollution in Arizona

As public concern about extreme weather ramps up, Arizona is proving that we can win the fight against global warming. Clean energy policies, such as the state’s standards for renewable energy and energy efficiency, are significantly cutting emissions of carbon pollution – the leading cause of global warming – according to a new report by Environment America Research & Policy Center.

News Release | Environment Arizona Research & Policy Center

Arizona Ranks 2nd for Solar Jobs

An estimated 8,558 people in Arizona were employed manufacturing and installing pollution-free solar energy in 2013, according to a national Solar Jobs Census released today by The Solar Foundation. According to the analysis, Arizona continues to rank 2nd in the nation for solar jobs despite a dip in Arizona’s overall number since last year’s census.

News Release | Environment Arizona

National Parks Get a Boost from Budget Deal but Still Underfunded

As Congress appropriated the recently approved federal budget last week, the National Park Service saw a funding boost to pre-sequester levels. A new Environment Arizona analysis, entitled Death by a Thousand Cuts, looks at the challenges extensive cuts gave parks like Grand Canyon, and how Petrified Forest and Saguaro National Parks could benefit from additional funding to the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

News Release | Environment Arizona

U.S. House Approves Reckless Fracking Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – By a vote of 235-187, the U.S. House of Representatives today approved its latest giveaway to the oil and gas industry: a bill to boost ‘fracking,’ the dirty process of drilling that has contaminated water supplies from Pennsylvania to New Mexico and is making families near drilling sites sick from air pollution.

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