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FactCheck: Lindsey Graham's misleading statement on tax credit for EV's

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham wrongly implied only two cars would be eligible for a Build Back Better electric vehicle tax credit. He was right that part of the proposed incentive is for union jobs only.... Read more»

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How the rise of copper reveals clean energy’s dark side

When “clean energy” relies on the extraction of metals like copper, it can also pollute the surrounding environment, and that leaves environmentalists in a pinch. ... Read more»

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Steele: Climate crisis has huge costs for Arizona, but state leaders can’t fight it alone

Over the last decade, Arizona has experienced 13 extreme weather events costing the state up to $10 billion in damages, and while state action is crucial, we can’t do this alone - states rely on the federal government to serve as a strong baseline for climate action. ... Read more»

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Is the ‘legalized corruption’ that let APS get its way over?

Arizona Public Service ratepayers have been complaining about electricity bills for the past four years, but now it seems APS no longer has carte blanche at the Corporation Commission - regulators finally made changes that have the utility threatening to sue.... Read more»

Mining for lithium in Arizona, at a cost to Indigenous religions

Along with sacred places including hot springs, ceremony sites and ancestral burials, the valley about halfway between Phoenix and Las Vegas also holds an enormous lithium deposit, and the push for electric vehicles threatens the Hualapai Tribe’s religious practices. ... Read more»

Waste not? Some states are sending less food to landfills

At least eight states, all in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic except California, have laws requiring some reprocessing of food waste, to keep it out of landfills and cut down on greenhouse gases, and this year, state lawmakers have introduced at least 52 bills in 18 states involving food waste management.... Read more»

Biden to pause new oil and gas leases on public lands in sweeping climate order

President Joe Biden is set to sign a host of executive orders on climate that will put a hold on new oil and gas leases on federal property, place environmental justice in the center of climate reform and set goals of conserving nearly a third of the nation’s land and water.... 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»

Solar home tour will brighten Saturday morning

The Southern Arizona Regional Solar Partnership is organizing a self-guided tour of solar-powered Midtown homes to help you decide if solar is right for you. ... Read more»

Solar Talk presentation Monday night

The Southern Arizona Regional Solar Partnership is holding two events in October to help you decide if solar is right for you. Monday night, you can learn about the basics of solar energy at a presentation that will include Mayor Jonathan Rothschild discussing the city's solar plans.... Read more»

California to Chiapas, climate-change plans could see new life

Four years after state officials from California and Chiapas signed a deal that would let California businesses exceed pollution limits by paying to protect rain forests abroad, the proposal has stalled. But advocates now see hope for gains in Chiapas and elsewhere in Mexico. ... Read more»

Az company shows off ‘bio-based’ products at event in Capitol

Phoenix-based Yulex Corp.was one of 35 companies, from 25 states, invited by Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., to show the promise of bio-based manufacturing at a congressional event in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday.... Read more»

The World Cup: Brought to you by one of China's greenest corporations

Yingli's got solar panels, and Latin America's got sun. Hey, perfect match.... Read more»

Clean energy investment in the United States

Financial tools and foreign investment can inject additional capital into the clean energy market. Clean energy is at an apex of viability and affordability as financial institutions and governments seek to secure a lower-carbon future.... Read more»

ASU research focuses on leaf processes to create hydrogen fuel

Technology recreating the processes of leaves could yield abundant renewable energy in the form of hydrogen fuel, according to a team of Arizona State University researchers.... Read more»

William Koch emerges from shadow of famous siblings

Billionaire businessman William Koch once operated green energy plants on multiple continents and had a reputation for being more politically moderate than his better-known brothers, Charles and David — the principal owners of Koch Industries, Inc..But William now rejects the “apocalypse of global warming.” He says investing in alternative energy is “foolhardy.” And ahead of the 2012 election, he criticized President Barack Obama for trying to “socialize” the country.... Read more»

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