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Higher rates boost Tucson Electric parent's profit

Higher rates boost Tucson Electric parent's profit

UNS Energy Corp. reports jump in second-quarter net income

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Costs to decide when TEP plant gets off coal

Costs to decide when TEP plant gets off coal

Environmentalists continue to push for a coal-free plant in Tucson.

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Pima County, Kinder Morgan agree on pipeline mitigation

Pima County, Kinder Morgan agree on pipeline mitigation

Kinder Morgan agrees to monitor the pipeline and surrounding area for 20 years and give the county $4 million.

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TREO's new 'blueprint' aims for 40K new jobs

The Tucson area’s main economic-development agency has adopted a new strategic “blueprint” with a goal of creating nearly 40,000 new jobs in the next five years.

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Celtic fiddle band mixes culture, sound

Celtic fiddle band mixes culture, sound

Irish fiddler Kevin Burke is always tickled to play in Tucson.

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New UA center aims to prepare Tucson, world for climate change

New UA center aims to prepare Tucson, world for climate change

We’re going to have to adapt to more huge wildfires, prolonged heat waves, electricity brownouts, floods and severe droughts and other more extreme events in the future, thanks to climate change, says the director of a new University of Arizona research center that will try to help people do that.

March 24, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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16.4 MW solar array at D-M

16.4 MW solar array at D-M

From left to right: Alex Hinojosa, North American Development Bank deputy managing director, Bob Powell, North America, SunEdison Solar Energy president, U.S. Air Force Col. Kevin E. Blanchard, 355th Fighter Wing commander, Bill Green, MIC Solar Energy Holdings LLC chief executive officer, G…

February 24, 2014 12:00 am
16.4 MW solar array at D-M

16.4 MW solar array at D-M

Solar panels collect sunlight at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. The Davis-Monthan solar array project is placed on 170 acres of underutilized land, making this the largest of its kind on any U.S Department of Defense installation. The Air Force has stated a goal to increase renewable en…

February 24, 2014 12:00 am

Arizona regulators consider dropping rooftop-solar mandate

State utility regulators are considering plans to waive — or possibly eliminate — a mandate that Tucson Electric Power Co. and other utilities get a certain amount of renewable energy from rooftop solar installations.

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Action to curb economic inequality and climate change must top the list

The U.S. economy is still weak, with 7 percent unemployment, many millions underemployed and fewer people employed in November than six years ago.

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Weekes dubbed 'father' of his astronomical field

Weekes dubbed 'father' of his astronomical field

Weekes, a pioneer of gamma-ray astronomy, searches for the enormously energetic particles coming from pulsars, supernovae and black holes.

December 30, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Tombstone finally makes 'True West' Top 10 list

Tombstone finally makes 'True West' Top 10 list

It took eight long years, but Tombstone finally blasted its way onto True West Magazine’s Top 10 True Western Towns for 2014. Tombstone comes in at No. 9, while Dodge City, Kan., takes the top spot.

December 29, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Famous twins

Famous twins

Gisele Bundchen hugs her mother Vania as she sits on a "Snowmobike" in the Duracell Power Lodge, surrounded by her sisters. Patricia Bundchen, seen far left, is Gisele's twin. (PRNewsFoto / Procter & Gamble, Stuart Ramson)

December 02, 2013 7:49 pm
New type of solar array planned for UA tech park

New type of solar array planned for UA tech park

The University of Arizona Tech Park will add a new solar-farm design to its solar-technology demonstration area next year, with the addition of a one-megawatt concentrating photovoltaic array.

November 20, 2013 2:30 pmLoading…

Regulators approve fee on APS solar customers

State utility regulators approved new fees for Arizona Public Service Co. customers with solar-energy systems, in a decision that could ultimately affect solar customers in Tucson.

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Songwriter Jamison plays for wine crowds

Songwriter Jamison plays for wine crowds

Singer-songwriter Chris Jamison has been getting to know Arizona one winery at a time.

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Rick Grinnell: Consider all the facts before taking a position on the Rosemont mine

Rick Grinnell: Consider all the facts before taking a position on the Rosemont mine

Whether you are in favor of Rosemont Copper or opposed, your decision ought to be based on the most current facts.

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Rosemont, Game and Fish reach wildlife conservation agreement

The Arizona Game and Fish Department will get about $10 million over a decade from Rosemont Copper for land, water rights and wildlife projects to compensate for impacts of the proposed Rosemont Mine, the department announced Tuesday.

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Renewable Fuel Standard benefits motorists, air quality and the farm economy

When Congress expanded the Renewable Fuel Standard in 2007, it did so with three important policy objectives in mind.

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Renewable Fuel Standard subsidies unneeded as sales of cleaner vehicles surge

How did we reach the point where the government is promoting a dreadful fuel that gets worse fuel economy than gasoline or diesel, drives up food prices, damages car engines and has unintended environmental consequences?

October 28, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

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