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The Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, like most in the nation, is safe but could stand to improve its preparedness procedures, federal inspectors said this week.

A Nuclear Regulatory Commission report said more employees at the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station need regular training on the plant’s Severe Accident Mitigation Guidelines, and that training exercises are rare. Read more»

The map shows the location of 24 proposed solar energy zones, analyzed as priority development areas for utility-scale solar energy facilities.

Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service policies discourage the development of solar projects, an executive for Tempe-based First Solar told congressional lawmakers this week. Read more»

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