Recent News

By Tag

See all

By Month

See all

Arizona Daily Star: Arizona opinion: Our state’s entirely avoidable energy crisis

Posted by Bob England & Michael Barrio on Aug 8, 2023

In an opinion piece for the Arizona Daily Star, former director of the Maricopa County Department of Public Health Bob England and Advanced Energy United's Arizona state lead Michael Barrio highlight the importance of creating a regional transmission organization in the Western U.S. to strengthen and broaden the grid to better withstand extreme weather and avoid large-scale blackouts.

A study published in late May projected that if Arizona’s electric grid fails during a summer heat wave (like the one we are in right now), it could lead to more than 12,000 deaths and send nearly 800,000 Phoenix residents to the hospital for heat-related illness. And that’s just within the City of Phoenix, not counting the rest of the state. Those are astronomical numbers, and especially unsettling given that the past eight years have been the hottest on record and the next eight will likely be even hotter.

Read More

Topics: United In The News, Arizona, Michael Barrio

Advanced Energy United applauds Gov. Hobbs and Arizona Legislature for using state budget to prioritize building clean energy infrastructure

Posted by Adam Winer on May 12, 2023

National business association thanks policymakers for bipartisanship and for embracing economic benefits of advanced energy.

PHOENIX, AZ, May 12, 2023 — National business group Advanced Energy United commends Governor Hobbs and the Arizona Legislature for their bipartisan efforts in passing a state budget that works to prioritize the immediate needs of Arizonans while continuing to invest in the state's advanced energy infrastructure. 

Read More

Topics: State Policy, Press Releases, Arizona, Michael Barrio