News Release | Environment Arizona

Arizona Corporation Commission Voting to Slash Solar

Today outside the Arizona Corporation Commission, environmentalists, faith organizations and business leaders from around the state gathered in opposition to major cuts in solar power and spoke out against a proposal set forth by Commissioner Gary Pierce that would reduce the state’s renewable energy standard.

News Release | Environment Arizona

Corporation Commission Voting to Slash Solar in Arizona

Arizona’s Corporation Commission, the publicly elected body that regulates the state’s investor-owned utilities, is considering a proposal to lower the state’s renewable energy standard, following last week’s major cuts and eliminations to Arizona’s current solar programs. Solar business leaders and environmental advocates are organizing an event in opposition to these decisions that will severely impact the growth of solar power in Arizona. The media event is being held Wednesday, January 30 at 9:00 AM at the Corporation Commission. There will be an open meeting at 10:00 AM at the Commission following the press event.

News Release | Environment Arizona

President Recommits to Tackling Global Warming in Inaugural Address

Minutes ago, President Obama concluded his second inaugural address. State Advocate of Environment Arizona, Bret Fanshaw, made the following statement in response:

News Release | Environment Arizona

President Obama, Congress Save Wind Power in Fiscal Cliff Agreement

Today President Obama will sign into law a bill that extends key tax credits for wind power and averts the ‘fiscal cliff.’ The main federal incentives for wind power – the renewable energy Production Tax Credit (PTC) and the offshore wind Investment Tax Credit (ITC) – expired on December 31, 2012, but with today’s new law will now be available for wind power projects that start construction over the next year, allowing for continued growth of Arizona’s and America's wind power.

News Release | Environment Arizona

Wind Energy in Arizona Prevents as Much Global Warming Pollution as Taking 28,000 Cars Off the Road Each Year

As Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath prompt more Arizonans to call for action to tackle global warming and the rise in extreme weather, Environment Arizona released a new Environment Arizona Research & Policy Center report today that shows that Arizona’s current power generation from wind energy displaces as much global warming pollution as taking 28,000 cars off the road per year. Arizona has also suffered from severe drought this year, and the Environment Arizona report shows that wind power saves enough water to meet the needs of 1,100 Arizonans.

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