The Arizona Corporation Commission recently approved a plan to boost renewable energy targets within the state, intended to boost previous mandates put in place for a 50% cut in carbon emissions by 2032 and a 75% cut by 2040.
Investor-owned utilities companies are already proposed decarbonization plans, including Arizona Public Service’s promise to reach “zero-carbon energy” by 2050. Interim goals include shutting down coal-fired power plants reaching 65% clean energy by 2030.
Tucson Electric Power intends to close its coal plants by 2032 as part of its goal to reach its 70% renewable energy goal by 2035. Salt River Project has set plans to cut 62% of emissions by 2035 and 90% by 2040.
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