An Urban Tribe In Arizona Takes First Steps To Electric Transit

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Wed, 22 Dec 2021 16:10:29 +0000

When we think of Native American tribes, it’s tempting to think of rural areas, far removed from big city life. If you’re going to visit the Navajo Nation, you’ve got to make a plan to go there, or at least to go somewhere nearby, for example. Among us white people, misconceptions abound that make us […]

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New Mexico (& Parts of Arizona) Still Has Some Big Charging Gaps, & There’s Money In Filling Them! (Part 2, Sort Of)

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Wed, 22 Sep 2021 15:15:53 +0000

In a previous article that’s sort of a Part 1 to this one, I covered some of the awesome things that are about to happen in New Mexico. In short, the southeastern part of the state is going to get a lot more stations from VW Dieselgate settlement funds, and they’re putting the stations in […]

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SRP Approves Arizona Expansion with 16 Gas-Fired Turbines

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2021 18:07:25 +0000

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The board of directors of Arizona’s second-largest public utility has approved a nearly $1 billion plan to expand the natural gas-fired Coolidge Generating Station, adding 820 MW of generation capacity. The Coolidge station at present is a 575-MW power plant with 12 single-cycle gas turbines; the plant began operating in 2011. The expansion plan approved […]

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Climate-Jacked Monsoon Defeats Trump’s Border Wall

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Wed, 01 Sep 2021 14:40:33 +0000

I saw the tweet below last week and I couldn’t help but notice the irony, the deep irony. First, though, let’s roll through a little background. Word from 2016 Trump campaign insiders is that Trump didn’t initially like the “build a wall” campaign proposal and mantra. It was actually created by campaign team members who […]

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Electric Vehicles Are The Future — Yes, Even In Your Neck Of The Woods

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2021 03:35:16 +0000

Originally published by Union of Concerned Scientists, The Equation. By Katherine Catalano We’re in the midst of a major technological shift in the way we transport people and goods, the likes of which we haven’t seen since we first embraced Henry Ford’s new invention and let our horses focus on showjumping. I’m talking about the shift from […]

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The Role Of Antitrust Law In Creating Energy Democracy

Credit to Author: John Farrell| Date: Mon, 16 Aug 2021 16:05:55 +0000

Originally published at ILSR.org For this episode of the Local Energy Rules Podcast, a rebroadcast of episode 127 of the Building Local Power Podcast, host John Farrell speaks with guest Jean Su. Su, an attorney and Director of the Energy Justice program at the Center for Biological Diversity, represented the Center in an antitrust suit against Arizona utility […]

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The Role Of Antitrust Law In Creating Energy Democracy

Credit to Author: John Farrell| Date: Mon, 16 Aug 2021 16:05:55 +0000

Originally published at ILSR.org For this episode of the Local Energy Rules Podcast, a rebroadcast of episode 127 of the Building Local Power Podcast, host John Farrell speaks with guest Jean Su. Su, an attorney and Director of the Energy Justice program at the Center for Biological Diversity, represented the Center in an antitrust suit against Arizona utility […]

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Can Water Megaprojects Save The US Desert West? (Part 1)

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2021 15:56:39 +0000

In the American West, water has always been a challenge. Prior to the arrival of European explorers and settlers, there’s broad evidence that droughts and water cycles heavily affected Native Americans. For example, the people who built the Gila Cliff Dwellings may have left the area when water supplies dwindled. Later settlements by the descendants […]

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