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Arizona utilities required to eliminate carbon emissions by 2050

November 2, 2020

Arizona regulators have approved a plan that will require utilities in the state to receive all their power from carbon-free sources such as solar and wind by 2050.

The Arizona Corporation Commission last week passed the measures, which also include interim carbon reduction targets for regulated utilities of 50% by 2032 and 75% by 2040.

The rules update the state’s 2006 renewable energy standard that requires utilities to source 15% of their power from renewables by 2025.

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