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Durham: Why I voted to OK TEP's natural gas power plant upgrade

City Councilman Paul Durham: As you know, sustainable power generation, clean air and reducing our carbon footprint are high on my priority list. Since I took office, I've pushed the city to make our buildings more energy efficient and install more solar. So I questioned TEP pretty hardabout the RICE plant. Here's what I learned. ... Read more»

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China's TuSimple taps Tucson as test site for self-driving trucks

A bit of written serendipity led TuSimple to pick Tucson as a testing site for its planned fleet of driverless commercial trucks — the Chinese characters for the company's name are the exactly the same as for the name of our city.... Read more»

Chinese company TuSimple to develop self-driving trucks in Tucson

A Chinese company with more than $20 million in recent backing will bring as many as 100 engineering jobs to Tucson as it develops driverless trucks. Beijing-based TuSimple, which tested a vehicle in Arizona in June, is set to announce Monday that it's setting up shop here.... Read more»

Tribe OKs plan to begin shutdown of Navajo Generating Station

The lights will stay on at the Navajo Generating Station until 2019 as the Navajo Nation Council voted 18-4, after hours of debate Monday, for a new agreement with the plant’s operators. The new lease agreement allows for decades of decommissioning work to begin in 2019 and includes amendments giving the tribe control of water to the plant and some of its assets.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Cunningham: Planning for heat emergencies

What happens in Tucson during a heat emergency? Temperatures soar, our electrical grid breaks down due to both weather conditions and the fact that everyone has got their air conditioners on full blast and boom…the power goes out, and goes out for a while.... Read more»

Hard choices ahead as officials look at future of Navajo power plant

Despite pledges to look for alternatives, closing the Navajo Generating Station in Page could devastate the economy of the small Northern Arizona town, where hundreds of jobs rely on the plant and affiliated coal mine and where experts see few, if any, workable solutions.... Read more»

With coal-fired power costs high, TEP's Navajo Generating Station to close by 2019

The owners of the Navajo Generating Station in Page voted today to keep the plant operating until its lease ends in December 2019, pending agreement with the Navajo Nation on site reclamation. The coal-fired plant has been under financial pressure from historically low natural gas prices.... Read more»

Storm floods Tucson Blvd, 10k without power

As one of the first significant monsoon storms of the year hit Tucson, about 10k customers were without electricity Sunday night, and Tucson Boulevard was closed for about 10 blocks south of Grant Road. A lightning-caused fire damaged a home near 22nd and Wilmot. ... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

A look at TEP's 'threat' to solar

Liberal media has been awash with talk about how solar is under attack by utilities. I have no doubt installers like Solar City will lose in the near-term. But I have tremendous doubt that the Corporation Commission can derail the solar-paneled freight train rolling down sustainable tracks.... Read more»1

Update: Power restored to about 38K after outages

Electricity has been restored to about 38,000 customers who were without power Wednesday morning on the South and Southwest sides, along with stretches of Midtown and the University of Arizona area. Tucson Electric Power officials said they were investigating the outages.... Read more»

Power outages hit more than 50K across Tucson

More than 30,000 homes and business in Midtown and across Tucson's North and South sides were without electricity Sunday night, as high winds and rain buffeted the area. Another 9,000 on the Southwest Side, as well as 3,500 customers in Catalina, also lost power.... Read more»

Power restored for 9K customers in Midtown

More than 9,000 homes and business in Midtown were without electricity early Friday evening, but crews restored power in about 90 minutes.... Read more»

McCain to hold private 'town halls' in Tucson, Marana

U.S. Sen. John McCain will hold a series of meeting with employees of Bombardier, Tucson Electric Power and Trico Electric this week. The events will not be open to the public. ... Read more»

TEP: About 20k in Tucson without power

About 20,000 customers of Tucson Electric Power have lost power "amid heavy storms" Tuesday, the utility said. ... Read more»

Feds announce $160M settlement of Four Corners Power Plant lawsuit

Utility companies in Arizona and New Mexico will spend up to $160 million on new technology to cut harmful emissions from the Four Corners Power Plant, under a consent decree announced by the federal government Wednesday.... Read more»

TEP: Transformer failure cuts power for 19,000 Wednesday night

A substation transformer failure left thousands of customers in the Catalina Foothills and Midtown Tucson without electricity Wednesday night, according to TEP officials.... Read more»2

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