April 28 II BRETT ISAAC, CHRIS DESCHENE, CLARA PRATTE, DAN ROSEN, AND KEVIN DE LEON Amid trying times and economic hardship like we are currently facing, it’s often difficult to find a silver lining, but it’s worth noting that bold projects that drive meaningful change have often sprung out of turmoil and crises. Take Hoover … Read more Rebuilding the West Through Bold Investment in Clean Energy
April 22, 2020 II William Driscoll While an Arizona utility solicits bids for a 200 MW solar project within the Navajo Nation, the near-term potential is 10 GW, says Navajo Power CEO Brett Isaac. “We believe you can go to 10 gigawatts of renewable resources” across the Navajo Nation, as coal plant retirements in the … Read more Navajo Power CEO Sees 10 GW Renewable Potential Across the Navajo Nation
By Benjamin Storrow | E&E News | January 2, 2020 FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — For almost a half-century, the giant coal plant here was the economic heartbeat of the Navajo Nation. Today, it looms silently over the desert with three smokestacks towering 775 feet in the air. Its 500-person workforce scattered in November after its great … Read more The Navajo, circled by coal, see jobs vanish as CO2 falls
By Julia Pyper | GreenTech Media | November 20, 2019 What does the plant retirement mean for Salt River Project’s energy mix in Arizona – and for clean energy opportunities on Navajo Nation land? One of the nation’s largest coal plants permanently powered down this week after the owners determined it would be uneconomical to … Read more The Navajo Generating Station Coal Plant Officially Powers Down. Will Renewables Replace It?
By Benjamin Storrow | Scientific American | April 8, 2019 The Navajo Nation’s shift away from coal and toward renewables is a test case for a wider U.S. transition Before the arrival of the U.S. Army in the mid-1800s, four mountains marked the boundary of the Navajo’s ancestral homeland. Today, the tribe could draw a … Read more Coal’s Days in Navajo Country Are Numbered
By Laurel Morales | NPR | April 7, 2019 The Navajo and Hopi have fought hard to hold on to coal. Three generations have worked for the West’s largest coal-fired power plant, the Navajo Generating Station. The tribes have relied heavily on its revenue. So when the Phoenix-based Salt River Project announced it was shutting … Read more On The Navajo Reservation, Turning From Coal To Renewables
By Rima Krisst | Navajo Times | April 4, 2019 Nez-Lizer embrace renewable energy In front of an exuberant crowd of supporters, President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer on Tuesday signed a proclamation to move toward renewable energy, joining a national trend. The “Navajo Sunrise (Háyoolkáál) Proclamation” “creates a new economic vision for the Navajo people … Read more ‘Planting a seed’