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Drought hinders California's clean energy goals

SAN FRANCISCO — California’s ongoing drought could complicate the state’s effort to combat global warming.

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Auto review: Buick LaCrosse leads GM’s campaign to attract younger buyers

Auto review: Buick LaCrosse leads GM’s campaign to attract younger buyers

While Chevrolet and Cadillac have charged forward to help lead General Motors’ post-bankruptcy revival, Buick has undergone a renaissance as well, an effort that has worked to bring a younger clientele into the premium brand.

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Retiring TEP chief reflects on five years at helm

Retiring TEP chief reflects on five years at helm

It may be an understatement to say that a lot has happened since Paul Bonavia became chief executive of UNS Energy Corp. and its main subsidiary, Tucson Electric Power Co., in 2009.

April 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Metro water undergoes leadership changes

Changes are afoot at the top of Metro Water, an independent utility that serves the northwest and east side and parts of the southwest side of Tucson.

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Tucson Electric parent OKs $4.3B buyout

UNS Energy Corp., the parent of Tucson Electric Power Co., has agreed to be acquired by Canada-based utility Fortis Inc. in a deal worth $4.3 billion, the companies said Wednesday.

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OV to pay $2.1 million to bury utility lines

OV to pay $2.1 million to bury utility lines

The views from Rancho Vistoso - at East Romero Canyon Drive, above - currently are unobstructed by above-ground electric lines and likely will remain that way under Oro Valley's approval of funds to keep utility lines buried on three future TEP projects.

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OV to pay $2.1 million to bury utility lines

OV to pay $2.1 million to bury utility lines

A stretch of landscaped path along La Cañada Drive shows Oro Valley's efforts to keep utility lines out of sight and underground.

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OV to pay $2.1 million to bury utility lines

OV to pay $2.1 million to bury utility lines

Oro Valley prides itself on its looks, and it's willing to pay top dollar to stay pretty.

January 31, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Ex-Qwest president to be top utility watchdog

PHOENIX - The former president of the state's largest phone company is being put in charge of protecting consumers against unfair utility rate hikes.

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OV to weigh $2.1M cost of having TEP power lines buried

Oro Valley will hold a study session next week to evaluate whether to spend $2.1 million to bury utility lines as part of three proposed Tucson Electric Power Co. projects.

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Marana database tracks assets' condition

Marana town employees are continuing to catalog the town's assets into a software program that is designed to slash taxpayers' costs and save roads and utilities from costly, surprise breakdowns.

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Arizona Corporation Commission: Renewable energy is key issue for candidates

Arizona Corporation Commission: Renewable energy is key issue for candidates

Appearing at a debate in Tucson st the UNS Energy Building auditorium on Sept. 27 were, from left, Democrats Paul Newman and Marcia Busching, and Republicans Bob Burns and Bob Stump. The debate was hosted by the Tucson Metro Chamber of Commerce.

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Arizona Corporation Commission: Renewable energy is key issue for candidates

Arizona Corporation Commission: Renewable energy is key issue for candidates

Nine candidates are vying for three seats on the Arizona Corporation Commission in a race that will affect the state's energy policy - including the pace of renewable-energy development - in Arizona for years to come.

October 14, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Tucson Electric urges action on long-delayed efficiency plan

Tucson Electric Power Co. wants state regulators to vote on its state-mandated energy efficiency plan, citing delays that have put off the matter for more than a year.

September 18, 2012 12:19 pmLoading…

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