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An oil well in northern Utah
Indigenous communities have long been unduly burdened by environmental pollution. Now, the Biden administration has sent nearly $40 million to help tribal communities plug and remediate orphaned oil and gas wells.
Sep. 21, 2023
Underside of a 40-ton hydropower turbine
SRP has invested $2.6 million to fund 36 research-and-development projects at Arizona’s three state universities. The public utility says the undertakings are meant to improve the Valley’s power system and watershed, and to educate a potential workforce on real-world applications.
Sep. 13, 2023
Four people in suits stand in front of a Google logo
Nationally, data centers are among the top commercial water users, but Google says it will not rely on a water cooling system in Mesa. Instead, air-cooled technology will be used.
Sep. 7, 2023
"For Rent" sign for a casita
Phoenix homeowners will soon be able to build an extra home on their lots. On Wednesday, the City Council approved accessory dwelling units in backyards.
Sep. 6, 2023
The Sierra Club has challenged an Arizona Corporation Commission decision to approve a permit for Salt River Project’s power plant expansion near Coolidge.
Sep. 5, 2023
A night view of an experimental high flow at Glen Canyon Dam in 2012.
The Colorado River reservoir is facing record low water levels that threaten the current system, and conservationists are proposing a work-around: a tunnel to bypass the dam. Others have begun to make similar proposals.
Sep. 5, 2023
Welcome to Scottsdale marker sign
Scottsdale City Council members will soon deliberate a proposed intergovernmental agreement to provide water to the Rio Verde Foothills Standpipe District.
Sep. 3, 2023
A power line damaged from a storm
More than 80,000 customers were without power during the height of the storm Thursday night, SRP and APS officials said. More storms are forecast for metro Phoenix and the state this weekend.
Sep. 1, 2023
SRP battery storage
Phoenix-area electric provider Salt River Project will be the first U.S. utility to adopt a new kind of battery technology at large scale. SRP announced Thursday it was planning a new battery project using Organic SolidFlow batteries made by German manufacturer CMBlu Energy.
Aug. 31, 2023
Tempe’s Sustainability and Resilience Office distributed home energy kits that included utility stipends, LED bulbs and smart plugs, which let you automate and control appliances from fans and refrigerators to air conditioners.
Aug. 30, 2023
The sun shines over the Arizona Department of Education building in Phoenix on May 15, 2023.
The Arizona Department of Education has completed $3.6 million in broadband projects to get students in southern Arizona online. The new fiber infrastructure will benefit 1,000 students in the Santa Cruz Valley Unified Schools District.
Aug. 25, 2023
internet cable
The $2 million capital investment by Saddleback Communications to modernize its power and environmental infrastructure arises a year removed from a total outage during last August.
Aug. 18, 2023
drop from a water faucet
The federal government is slightly easing restrictions on Colorado River water after a wet winter helped boost reservoir levels. But Phoenix water managers say the city will remain under a stage one water alert.
Aug. 16, 2023
aps building
Temperature records aren’t the only things we’ve broken this summer. Utilities Salt River Project and Arizona Public Service reported record electricity usage as households battle the intense summer heat. The Show talked about how APS is handling the high demand with company president Ted Geisler.
Aug. 8, 2023
Monsoon storms can bring high winds, which means that objects in your backyard can become airborne and get caught in power lines. APS encourages homeowners to secure tarps, pool umbrellas and other items.
Aug. 1, 2023
SRP power lines
Phoenix’s hottest month in history led to multiple record-breaking days for electricity usage. Phoenix utility providers APS and SRP both saw records fall three times throughout July.
Here's how hot it was in Phoenix every day in July
Aug. 1, 2023
solar panels
The solar industry added thousands of jobs nationwide last year, according to the latest study by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council, and that trend is likely to continue.
Jul. 26, 2023
Arizona’s congressional delegation has introduced legislation to help clear the way for Salt River Project to build a new hydro power facility, which will help the utility generate renewable energy when solar power is not readily available.
Jul. 26, 2023
The Arizona Corporation Commission recently approved permitting for a gas-powered generating station near a historic African-American community close to Coolidge, but the Sierra Club has appealed the decision.
Jul. 25, 2023
SRP power lines
In a letter Friday to electric companies, Gov. Katie Hobbs said she wants their "action plans for protecting Arizonans during this unprecedented heat wave."
Jul. 21, 2023


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