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Environment Arizona Research & Policy Center calls for continued action on renewables

Just over a week after Arizona’s largest electric utility set a voluntary goal of providing 45 percent renewable electricity by 2030 and 100 percent carbon-free electricity by 2050, Environment Arizona Research & Policy Center is launching its 2020 campaign to require 100 percent clean energy in Arizona. The statewide environmental organization is calling on the Arizona Corporation Commission to establish statewide commitments to a renewable and clean energy future.

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Arizona’s largest electric utility commits to 100% clean energy

Arizona Public Service (APS), the state’s largest utility, committed today to a goal of 100 percent carbon-free electricity by 2050. The plan also includes an interim goal of getting 45 percent of the utility’s power from renewable sources like solar and wind by 2030. That makes APS the first major U.S. utility to voluntarily set a target of tripling its renewable energy generation by the end of the decade.

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New study: U.S. clean energy use has accelerated during the past decade

Since 2009, the United States has increased its solar power generation 40-fold and upped its electric production from wind by more than 270 percent, according to a new report released today by Environment Arizona Research & Policy Center and Frontier Group. The study also highlights advances in energy savings, the increased use of energy storage and the tremendous growth of electric vehicle sales.

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Environment Arizona statement on failure of Proposition 127

Arizonans have voted down Proposition 127, a ballot measure that would have set a goal for regulated utilities to generate half of their power from renewable energy by 2030.

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A decade of progress positions Arizona to take renewable energy to the next level

Since 2008, Arizona has seen a 185-fold increase in the amount of electricity it gets from the sun, ranking second for solar growth in a new report released today by Environment Arizona Research & Policy Center. The state also ranks in the top ten for energy efficiency, battery storage and electric vehicles.

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Shining Cities 2018: How Smart Local Policies Are Expanding Solar Power in America

Solar power is expanding rapidly. The United States now has over 53 gigawatts (GW) of solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity installed – enough to power 10.1 million homes and 26 times as much capacity as was installed at the end of 2010.[1] Hundreds of thousands of Americans have invested in solar energy and millions more are ready to join them.

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Arizona Cities Highlighted for Solar Progress in New Report

The City of Phoenix ranks fourth for solar energy in a new report from Environment Arizona Research & Policy Center, landing it among the nation’s leaders for installing clean energy from the sun. Not to be outdone, the report notes that Tucson’s level of solar per capita would also rank among the nation’s leading solar cities.

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City of Tempe Passes 100 Percent Renewable Energy Goal

On Thursday night, the Tempe City Council approved a resolution committing the city to 100 percent renewable energy by 2035. 

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Arizonans featured in project highlighting “Voices for 100% Renewable Energy”

Today, Environment Arizona announced four Arizona residents profiled as leading voices for clean energy.

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Renewables on the Rise

Clean energy is sweeping across America, and is poised for further dramatic growth in the years ahead.

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