energy

APS Finally Comes Clean About Political Spending

Apr 26, 2019
AP Photo/Matt York, File

Facing what it saw as a threat to its monopoly from a surging rooftop solar industry, Arizona's largest utility secretly funneled millions of dollars to back favored candidates for the state commission regulating it.

Earth Notes: Non-wired Electricity

Apr 24, 2019
Arizona Public Service

For many years the tiny town of Punkin Center, south of Payson, Arizona, has been best known for the prominent jack-o’-lantern sign. Now it’s home to a cutting-edge alternative to traditional electrical transmission lines.  


Checkerboard at Chaco Canyon Complicates Effort to Protect Sacred Sites

Apr 15, 2019
AP Photo/Jeff Geissler, File

The battle over oil and gas development across the high desert that surrounds Chaco Culture National Historical Park has been brewing for years.

APS

The coal-burning Cholla Power Plant near Holbrook is slated to close in 2025. One of the owners, Arizona Public Service Company, is considering converting one of its three units it into a biomass facility. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


Ryan Heinsius

The Navajo Nation continues to negotiate the purchase the Navajo Generating Station and Kayenta coal mine. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, officials are confident the deal will benefit the tribe economically.


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