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News Release | Environment Arizona Research and Policy Center

Tucson’s health at risk with 86 dirty air days in 2015

Air pollution remains a major threat to our health, according to a new report from Environment Arizona Research & Policy Center, Our Health at Risk: Why Are Millions of Americans Still Breathing Unhealthy Air? In 2015, people here in Tucson experienced 86 unhealthy air pollution days, increasing the risk of premature death, asthma attacks and other adverse health impacts.

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News Release | Environment Arizona Research and Policy Center

Ten Years of Progress Positions Arizona to Take Renewable Energy to the Next Level

Since 2007, Arizona has seen a 318-fold increase in the amount of electricity it gets from the sun and increased wind power production from zero to 543 GWh, according to a new report released today by Environment Arizona Research & Policy Center. The report also highlights advances in the use of energy storage and electric vehicles that will help catalyze a major shift to clean energy in Arizona and in states around the country. At the same time, Arizona ranked seventh among all states for improvements in electricity energy efficiency programs.  

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Report | Environment Arizona Research and Policy Center

Renewables on the Rise

Clean energy is sweeping across America, and is poised for further dramatic growth in the years ahead.

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Report | Environment Arizona Research and Policy Center

Shining Cities 2017

Solar power grew at a record-breaking pace in 2016. The United States now has 42 gigawatts (GW) of solar photovoltaic (PV) energy capacity, enough to power 8.3 million homes and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 52.3 million metric tons annually.1 Hundreds of thousands of Americans, especially in our cities, have invested in their own solar panels or solar projects in their communities and millions more are ready to join them.

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Report | For Immediate Release

Shining Rewards

Solar energy is on the rise in the United States. Through September 2016, more than 31 gigawatts of solar electric capacity had been installed around the country, enough to power more than 6 million homes. The rapid growth of solar energy in the United States is the result of forward-looking policies that are helping the nation reduce its contribution to global warming and expand its use of local renewable energy sources. 

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