Peoria is undertaking a pilot project to see if it can get its residents to recycle more, and to stop putting things that are not recyclable into the recycling bins.
Apr. 20, 2021
Kingman residents are now able to use the city's pay portal for utility bills as investigators still try to determine the extent of a cyber-breach in late February.
Apr. 16, 2021
On a 3-2 vote, the Arizona Corporation Commission has decided to move forward with the standard of 95 degrees as the point that utilities cannot be shut off.
Apr. 15, 2021
Preparing for a $2 trillion overhaul of the nation’s infrastructure, the Biden administration has handed out letter grades to each state. Arizona has been given a C for its infrastructure, which sounds rather average, but only two states received a higher mark.
Apr. 12, 2021
Through our Q&AZ project, one listener asked: Are there any plans to extend the light rail eastward to Power Road in Mesa?
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Apr. 10, 2021
Kingman, Arizona officials continue to investigate a cyberattack that compromised the city’s computer system. It’s been six weeks since hackers wreaked havoc, and the city’s public affairs coordinator, Coleen Haines, said customers are still affected.
Apr. 10, 2021
In February, three winter storms that swept across the central U.S. led to severe power failures in Texas. While the Texas power grid stands alone, Arizona is part of an energy network with 14 western states, a few Canadian provinces and part of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula. The Arizona Republic’s Ryan Randazzo took a look at Arizona’s power grid and what we can learn from the Texas debacle.
Apr. 6, 2021
As Arizona’s utilities push for an increase in renewable energy, the Arizona Legislature is digging in its heels.
Mar. 31, 2021
NextEra Energy Resources is planning to build a renewable energy farm in Coconino County. The Babbitt Ranch Energy Center northwest of Flagstaff would have 61 turbines, up to 600 acres of solar panels and a battery storage facility.
Mar. 24, 2021
In Mexico, a drastic change to the energy laws benefiting the State over private companies had been signed by the president. But in less than 24 hours, the Mexican Supreme court suspended it.
Mar. 12, 2021
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has signed off on a preliminary permit for a project to create electricity with pumped water in northern Arizona.
Feb. 22, 2021
Seven Valley cities have decided to restart the process of shutting off water service for residents who don’t pay their bills. Most have not been doing it during the pandemic. The Arizona Republic found that more than 50,000 residents and businesses were behind on their bills as of the beginning of this year.
Feb. 5, 2021
Hundreds of homes have been wired for electricity since the Navajo Nation authorized use of $110 million in CARES Act funding last fall. Workers have brought electricity to 713 homes so far through the project, exceeding the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority's initial goal of 510 homes.
Jan. 2, 2021
Clean water is one of the basic tools of human survival, and a huge percentage of us have easy access to it whenever we want. That hasn’t applied to members of the Hopi Tribe, many of whom have to drive miles to wells and then load up their vehicles to bring the water back home.
Dec. 15, 2020
#AZNumbers is a weekly segment featuring thoughts and insight into Arizona's economic news. This week's number: 11. Listen to the KJZZ business block with Heather van Blokland weekdays at 6 p.m. on 91.5 FM or stream it on KJZZ.org.
Dec. 11, 2020
The interim manager for the East Valley water and sewage treatment company Johnson Utilities told the Arizona Corporation Commission that water pressure and supply has been increased for customers, but issues related to wastewater treatment continue.
Nov. 9, 2020
Arizona's largest utility APS announced a $127 million cash commitment to the Navajo Nation over the next 10 years. The money is meant to provide transitional support to communities affected by the closure and environmental effects of the coal-fired Navajo Generating Station.
Nov. 8, 2020
The Navajo Tribal Utility Authority is using CARES Act funds to extend electricity to 510 families — and so far it has reached more than half its goal. In a report given to the tribal president and vice president on Monday, 335 families have now been connected.
Nov. 4, 2020
Last week, the Arizona Corporation Commission approved changes to the state’s renewable energy standards. Arizona’s public electric utilities will have to get half of their energy from carbon-free sources, like solar and nuclear energy, by 2035 — and all of it by 2050.
Nov. 2, 2020
This summer was the hottest ever recorded in Phoenix and also one of the driest. That led to high demand for water and electricity.
Oct. 26, 2020