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Local elections could reshape Phoenix's energy policy

Local elections could reshape Phoenix's energy policy

In a pivotal turn for Phoenix's energy future, local elections could usher in a wave of clean energy reforms, challenging the city's longstanding reliance on fossil fuels.

Marcus Baram reports for Capital & Main.

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Q&A: After its hottest summer on record, Phoenix's mayor outlines the city's future

Mayor Kate Gallego answers how the city is looking to address extreme heat and drought to build a more sustainable city.

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After summer's extreme weather, more Americans see climate change as a culprit

Kathleen Maxwell has lived in Phoenix for more than 20 years, but this summer was the first time she felt fear, as daily high temperatures soared to 110 degrees or hotter and kept it up for a record-shattering 31 consecutive days.

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Phoenix airport workers file safety complaints, citing brutal heat

Sky Harbor Airport workers formally complained to Arizona occupational safety authorities, citing a lack of water and medical care while working during extreme heat.
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‘We can get to zero deaths’: Phoenix heat tsar sees livable future for US’s hottest city

David Hondula, the heat expert leading efforts to make the city more comfortable, says every heat death can be prevented with the right resources.

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In Phoenix, record heat is being fueled by urban sprawl

As the Arizona city shatters temperature records, its sprawling urban footprint is making things even hotter — and harder to keep people safe.
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Local officials push for extreme heat emergency declaration

Two major organizations that represent local authorities across the U.S. have voiced their support for a bipartisan bill that would open the door to federal aid for extreme heat.