In celebration of Earth Day on Monday, Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild shared plans to double the number of solar installations on city-owned properties throughout the city. Over the next two years, the city will add 26 new arrays of solar panels at various city facilities and parks.
Phoenix ranked third nationwide for total solar energy installed and sixth in solar capacity per capita, landing it among the nation’s leaders for installing clean energy from the sun. The results come from the sixth edition of Shining Cities 2019: The Top U.S. Cities for Solar Energy, a new report released today by Environment Arizona Research & Policy Center. It is the most comprehensive survey available of installed solar capacity in major U.S. cities.
With municipalities playing an increasingly important role in the clean energy revolution, Environment Arizona Research and Policy Center just released a new toolkit to support cities and towns in capturing more clean renewable energy from the sun. The toolkit, Ten Ways Your Community Can Go Solar, offers practical ways for local governments to encourage solar energy installations in their communities.
A total of 22 states earned an “F” grade for their performance in eliminating lead from school drinking water, according to a new study by Environment Arizona Research & Policy Center and U.S. PIRG Education Fund. Of the 31 states tested, Illinois was the only one (along with the District of Columbia) to receive a mark above the C range. These results come from the the second edition of the groups’ Get the Lead Out report, which grades state policies for protecting kids from exposure to this dangerous neurotoxin.
Facilities storing billions of gallons of toxic waste threaten America’s rivers and millions of people who live near them, according to a new report from the Environment America Research & Policy Center, U.S. PIRG Education Fund and the Frontier Group.
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