Thursday night, the Tempe City Council passed a clean energy goal for city government operations of 20 percent by 2025. The goal was put forward by a sustainability working group of the Tempe City Council, which includes Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell, Vice Mayor Onnie Shekerjian and Councilmember Shana Ellis.
Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed the first-ever national protections from dangerous carbon pollution from existing power plants. Carbon pollution causes climate disruption and is already costing American communities billions of dollars from flooding, super-storms, wildfires, and extreme heat.
Today, Environment Arizona Research & Policy released a new report; “Shining Cities: At the Forefront of America’s Solar Energy Revolution,” which ranks Phoenix third among major U.S. cities for the amount of solar installed. The report provides a first-of-its-kind comparative look at the growth of solar in major America cities.
As public concern about extreme weather ramps up, Arizona is proving that we can win the fight against global warming. Clean energy policies, such as the state’s standards for renewable energy and energy efficiency, are significantly cutting emissions of carbon pollution – the leading cause of global warming – according to a new report by Environment America Research & Policy Center.