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Arizona, Nevada voters split on renewable energy measures

Arizonans rejected a renewable energy proposition but the trend continues at the state level to encourage and increase standards in this emerging technology.... Read more»

Prop. 127’s potential to reshape Arizona energy has electrified supporters and opponents

Prop. 127 supporters say it’s time to take advantage of one of the state’s most abundant resources: sunshine. Opponents say new energy mandates will result in higher costs for ratepayers. ... Read more»

Interior Dep't gives OK for wind-power project in Mohave County

The Department of the Interior on Friday approved a 500-megawatt wind-power farm near Kingman, a project that could cost up to $800 million and bring hundreds of construction jobs to the Mohave County area.... Read more»

Obama’s numbers (quarterly update)

There are insights that emerge from the first in a series of regular quarterly updates of key statistical indicators of the Obama presidency.... Read more»

Factcheck: Renewable energy 'doubled'?

President Barack Obama has been claiming that the United States has “doubled our use of renewable energy.” Not true. Wind and solar have doubled, but total renewable energy consumption is up by about one quarter from 2008 to 2011.... Read more»

Large solar, wind projects close to federal green light

Federal officials said Tuesday that they are on track to decide by early next year whether two new utility-scale renewable-energy projects – one wind, one solar – can move forward in Arizona.... Read more»

Wind industry accused of blowing off worker safety rule

Wind power is riding a strong breeze. In the last five years, generating capacity in the U.S. has nearly quadrupled. But in the scramble to expand clean energy and green jobs, the wind industry has fallen short on worker safety. ... Read more»

Big polluters freed from environmental oversight by stimulus

In the name of job creation and clean energy, the Obama administration has doled out billions of dollars in stimulus money to some of the nation’s biggest polluters and granted them sweeping exemptions from the most basic form of environmental oversight, a Center for Public Integrity investigation has found.... Read more»

Alternative energy sites pose hazards for wildlife

With its sharp talons, powerful beak and 7-foot wingspan, the golden eagle is one of Arizona's fiercest and most imposing birds of prey. It's no match, however, for the rotating blades of turbines in wind farms. To address this problem, Arizona Game and Fish recently issued guidelines for developers planning wind farms and solar facilities.... Read more»