November 27th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider
The Navajo Generating Station, a coal-burning power plant, has closed its doors for good. It was run for 45 years in Arizona and was the largest coal plant in the West. Its closure will most likely affect the entire region. USA Today reports that the mine that supplied the plant with coal has also closed -- it closed back in August
April 10th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
In a proclamation known as Navajo Sunrise, the Navajo Nation has dedicated itself to a zero emissions future powered by rooftop and grid scale solar installations.
April 4th, 2019 | by Tina Casey
Wind turbines are sprouting all over the US landscape like mushrooms after a rain, and there is nothing the Commander-in-Chief can do about it
March 23rd, 2019 | by Guest Contributor
On Thursday, March 21, the Naa'bik'iyati' Committee (Committee of the Whole) of the Navajo Council voted down a resolution to support Navajo Transitional Energy Co.’s proposal to buy and operate Navajo Generating Station and Peabody Energy’s Kayenta coal mine, which supplies the power plant with fuel. The 11–9 defeat of the resolution led today to an announcement by NTEC that it was dropping its bid to buy the plant and mine
September 24th, 2018 | by Cynthia Shahan
“Now that Middle River Power has withdrawn its intention to purchase the Navajo Generating Station, all attention should now be directed toward developing new economic opportunities that will support the plant workers, the mine workers, and the Tribes that had grown overly dependent on coal revenue,” said Percy Deal, local Navajo Nation resident
September 11th, 2018 | by Cynthia Shahan
CleanTechnica received the following email press release from Refugio Mata yesterday morning. In the afternoon, I had the fortune of speaking to Nicole Horseherder, Executive Director of the Navajo environmental group To Nizhoni Ani. Nicole says the coal plant they are protesting has led to air and water pollution as well as health consequences for her neighbors
June 11th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
A power purchase agreement signed June 7 in Arizona locks in the lowest solar energy prices yet in the US. The agreement is part of the plan to decommission the enormous Navajo Generating Station.
October 30th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
The Navajo Generating Station in Arizona is no longer financially viable. The utility companies that own it have voted to shut it down. But the Trump administration wants to commit up to $2 billion in subsidies to keep it open -- and please large campaign contributors.
August 5th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
The first solar power plant operated by the Navajo Nation is up and running in Arizona, where the FBI is investigating a local utility for campaign corruption.
May 21st, 2013 | by Guest Contributor
In our continued efforts to support Nancy LaPlaca’s run for a position on the Arizona Corporation Commission (while also spreading good and important information), [&hellip
January 21st, 2013 | by Chelsea
Visiting the Grand Canyon is the trip of a lifetime. Trying to take in the natural beauty of the Southwest [&hellip