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As winter temperatures linger, it is a good time to plant trees before the weather warms, said Tucson Clean & Beautiful about their Trees for Tucson Program, which is taking applications for low-cost shade trees. Read more»

A volunteer helps to remove Buffelgrass around Tucson Mountain District of Saguaro National park where the Fifth Annual Buffelgrass Beatback will happen Saturday.

Hundreds of volunteers are expected to gather at Saguaro National Park and sites around Tucson for the Fifth Annual Buffelgrass Beatback on Saturday. Read more»

Electricity has been restored for about 4,000 Tucson Electric Power customers who lost electricity Tuesday morning. Read more»

Home energy reports will be mailed to 25,000 customers of Tucson Electric Power as part of a two-year pilot program to help reduce energy consumption and lower electric bills. Read more»

Solar module manufacturer Solon Corp. will lay off 60 local workers as it shuts down its production facility in Tucson, the company said Monday. Read more» 1

A pilot program will offer homeowners the ability to control their air conditioning over the Internet, and help the electric company save energy. Read more»

A parking lot at ASU is covered by an array of solar panels.

The question is not if we will see increasing demand for solar power in the coming years, it is only whether Arizona will dominate this emerging industry or will settle for a small slice of the pie. Our state can and must be at the very epicenter of this burgeoning industry. Read more» 1

Tucson Electric Power is warning customers be wary of callers who pretend to represent the company in fraudulent efforts to obtain credit card information. Read more»

Rendering of the planned UniSource headquarters, looking south.

A new $60 million headquarters building for UniSource Energy will bring 360 more workers downtown in a solar-powered, energy efficient structure, the company said Thursday morning. Read more» 1