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Solar panels at the Visitor Center on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.

Reliance on fossil fuels is increasingly a threat to national and economic security, and Arizona has shown that embracing the electric vehicle industry can do more than clean the air and save consumers money — It can invigorate an economy. Read more»

The construction project to build the Kayenta solar farms on the Navajo Nation, shown here in 2018, employed hundreds of people, nearly 90 percent of whom were Navajo citizens. Renewable energy is drawing increasing attention from tribes and others as a way to build jobs for the future.

Native American tribes are working to harness energy from wind, sun and water to generate millions of dollars in revenue, create short- and long-term jobs and reduce utility costs for citizens, while also helping combat climate change and boost energy independence. Read more»

Coming to U.S. waters? The Burbo Bank offshore wind farm from Crosby Beach in Merseyside, England. The figures in the foreground form part of Antony Gormley's sculpture 'Another Place'.

University of Massachusetts Boston scholar David W. Cash, who worked at senior levels in state government for a decade, describes how the Department of the Interior will implement the Biden administration's ambitious plans to scale up leasing for offshore wind energy projects. Read more»

The coal-fired Navajo Generating Station near Page, Arizona. The plant was decommissioned in 2019, and the smokestacks demolished on December 18, 2020.

People around the world know that West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin is the essential 50th vote in the U.S. Senate that President Joe Biden needs to pass his climate agenda into law - which doesn’t bode well, given Manchin’s longstanding opposition to ambitious climate action. Read more»

Proposition 127 would have required Arizona’s 16 regulated utilities to get 50 percent of their energy from renewable sources, such as wind and solar, by 2030.

The fight over whether Arizona should get half of its electricity from solar, wind and other renewable sources turned bitter election night when Attorney General Mark Brnovich called out California billionaire Tom Steyer for using California’s energy policies to try to influence Arizona’s policies. Read more»

Prop. 127 would have required the state’s regulated utilities to get 50 percent of their energy from renewable sources such as wind and solar by 2030.

Arizona voters have rejected Proposition 127, according to the Associated Press. The initiative would have required the state’s regulated utilities to get 50 percent of their energy from renewable sources by 2030. Read more»

Former President Bill Clinton — who will be called upon to help revitalize the U.S. economy if Hillary Clinton wins the presidency — made two inaccurate economic claims in a recent speech in Kentucky. Read more»

A wind farm near Dumas, Texas, 2008.

When Gov. Rick Perry first took office, Texas’ wind energy sector hardly existed. But the state has since become the nation’s leader in wind energy generation, Jim Malewitz writes, and Perry — more commonly associated with oil and gas — helped steer that boom. Read more»

A rendering of the proposed Solar Wind Energy Tower in San Luis, which designers say would generate power by forcing cooled air through turbines at the tower’s base.

Arizona businesses announced plans earlier this year to hire more than 3,000 workers in clean-energy industries, letting the state claim the nation's biggest growth in renewable-energy jobs for the second quarter. The bulk of the jobs would be at a Solar Wind Tower in San Luis. Read more»

Solar panels at the Solana Generating Station near Gila Bend.

Nearly 200,000 acres are covered by the U.S. Interior Department announcement, which follows a three-year statewide environmental review. A federal official calls the designation a "go-to map" for those looking to develop large-scale solar and wind energy in Arizona. Read more»

The Bureau of Land Management has identified 237,100 acres of public land in Arizona that might be suitable for large-scale solar power development. The site above is already operating at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada.

The Bureau of Land Management has recommended 237,100 acres of public land in Arizona are suitable for renewable energy development, part of an effort to speed up the process for clean-energy companies looking to set up shop in the state. Read more»

The Ocean Star oil drilling rig in Galveston, Texas.

In the opening days of his presidential campaign, Texas Gov. Rick Perry has railed against the Environmental Protection Agency. If he wins the White House, his national energy policy will focus on cutting federal regulations, especially at the EPA, his spokesman said. Read more»