The solar market has faced a variety of obstacles under the new administration. Earlier this year, tariffs were imposed on the industry that many were sure would threaten its growth. Though the tariffs introduced a few road bumps to the market, the solar industry is still going strong and is set to soar in many areas, including production and jobs. Becoming a prevalent energy source has been an upward battle for the solar industry, but it is nonetheless surpassing many other forms of energy production and becoming a major component of global energy industries
The Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) plays an important role in our everyday lives. The commission regulates utilities (like water, electric, and gas), which means the decisions they make have a huge impact on everything from how much you pay for electricity each month, to the kinds of energy used to produce this electricity. Arizona is one of a handful of states that elects our corporation commission, which provides us the opportunity to elect candidates who are dedicated to a brighter, greener, and more resilient future for energy in our state.
With temperatures rising and records being set early in May, Arizona is heating up quickly. Many people suffer from heat-related illness during our blistering summers, and this time of year can be especially threatening for our most vulnerable Arizonans.
Nonrenewable energy can have damaging effects on the environment and those who live in it. Renewable energy sources can combat environmental hazards and benefit communities. Here’s how solar energy can help keep the Earth clean and aid in public health: