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The Arizona Corporation Commission ordered Arizona Public Service Company (APS) to evaluate forest bioenergy as part of its resource portfolio. “Arizona has a long history that clearly shows the devastating impact of wildfires,” said ACC Commissioner Boyd W. Dunn. “Forest bioenergy can serve an important role in maintaining Arizona’s forests, woodlands, and watersheds while providing a viable renewable energy source.”
Next week, the city will begin replacing 100,000 street lights aimed at saving $22 million through 2030 via reduced energy and maintenance costs.
Fire officials in Arizona have repeatedly pleaded with citizens not to fly drones near wildfires. If a drone is spotted, aerial operations are grounded, hindering the ability to fight a fire. Even Gov. Doug Ducey has tweeted about the illegality and stupidity of doing so. “It is dangerous, it is stupid, and you are committing a crime,” Ducey said. Today, news of an arrest related to these warnings.
Put your patience on. AAA says more than 865,000 Arizonans will travel over the Fourth of July holiday, 2.5 percent more than last year and the most since 2007.
In response to increased wildfire activity around Arizona, Governor Doug Ducey today declared a state of emergency and directed additional resources be made available for the state’s wildfire suppression efforts.
In 2016, 962 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes, 65 more than the year before, representing a 7.3 percent increase. The number of collisions also went up, rising 8.6 percent to 126,845.
It costs more to put synthetic oil in your car, truck or off-road vehicle. So why do it? A new study from AAA finds synthetic oil outperformed conventional oil by an average of nearly 50 percent, offering better engine protection — especially in extreme conditions (and yeah, we've got some of that).
Overnight work to install traffic-flow sensors will close sections of Interstate 17 in Phoenix beginning Monday, May 15, and continuing through Friday, May 19.