Western Resource Advocates: ACC’s Failure to Advance Firm Carbon Reduction Rule Misses Opportunity to Act on Climate Change

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Phoenix, Arizona (May 5, 2021) – Western Resource Advocates today decried the Arizona Corporation Commission’s refusal to advance an update to the state’s energy rules that would have required a 100% carbon emissions reduction by 2050; the commissioners instead approved an amendment to make the carbon standard optional, and then rejected the rule altogether. “Today… Read more »

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Western Resource Advocates: Salt River Project’s Plan to Double Its Solar Use Shows Important Progress in Fighting Climate Change

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Phoenix, Arizona (May 3, 2021) – Western Resource Advocates today welcomed Salt River Project’s (SRP’s) announcement that it plans to more than double its utility-scale solar commitment by the end of fiscal year 2025. “This SRP commitment to double its solar generation by 2025 will accelerate the timeline for reducing the harmful emissions that cause… Read more »

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Western Resource Advocates: Restoration of States’ Authority to Set Strict Vehicle Pollution Standards Will Help Fight Climate Change

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Denver, Colorado (April 23, 2021) – Western Resource Advocates today praised the Biden administration’s commitment to begin restoration of states’ authority under the federal Clean Air Act to set standards stronger than federal vehicle pollution standards. “This commitment to restore federal Clean Air Act provisions opens a path for states to move forward with adopting... Read more »

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Clean Heat and Climate Change in the West

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The building and industrial sectors are a large piece of the puzzle in addressing climate change. Direct combustion of gas, petroleum, and coal in these homes and businesses produced 17% of the energy-related carbon dioxide emissions in Western states in 2017, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Fossil fuel gas used for heating is... Read more »

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Approval of $1.5 Billion Transmission for NV Energy Will Help Address Climate Change and Increase Regional Efficiency

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Western Resource Advocates today welcomed the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada’s approval of an approximately $1.5 billion buildout of new transmission for NV Energy that will help increase efficient use of regional energy resources and reduce the harmful fossil fuel emissions that cause climate change. “This extensive buildout of new transmission by NV Energy is... Read more »