The Energy Action Team supports the creation of new jobs and business opportunities that reduce energy demands and costs and increase energy efficiency and the production and use of renewable energy.
Accomplishments to date include:
Coordination and Outreach support for weatherization events including:
- 10/10/10 Weatherization Outreach Event
- Cool the planet – Warm the Neighborhood (November 2009)
Grant assistance and coordination:
- Pathways out of Poverty grant assistance
- Energy Efficiency Community Block Grants
- Living Cities grant application and award
- ACC mandate requiring UniSource Energy Services to work with SEDI in the development of a revolving loan fund for EE projects. EE&RE coordinated testimonial submittals to ACC and arranged meetings with Commissioners.
- Zero Energy (ZEN) Homes Initiative research project. Read the report here “Zen Homes Project Internship Report 09-18-09” (PDF)
- Named as a 2010 Finalist for the Governor’s Excellence Award in Energy. Read the nomination here “SEDI EE&RE 2010 Excellence Awards Application” (PDF)
AUGUST 16, 2011
From the filmmakers of the Sundance Award-winning film FUEL, comes the new documentary FREEDOM. In the aftermath of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill; filmmakers Josh Tickell and Rebecca Tickell took an international journey to investigate alternatives to fossil fuels.
JANUARY 11, 2012
Felicity Barringer – The New York Times on January 6, 2012.
The Obama administration is set to announce on Monday that it will block new uranium mining on one million acres in northern Arizona near the Grand Canyon, lobbyists and Interior Department employees who had been informed about the decision said on Friday.