All this week we’re looking at renewable energy in Arizona, and hearing how one world leader in the industry, Germany, is doing business. Some observers see Arizona’s progress in the renewable energy game slow-going, motivated mostly by tax incentives for companies and customers to go “green.” As KJZZ’s Tony Ganzer reports, the tax structure and policy in Europe is much more aggressive, but may not be the answer for Arizona.
This morning we continue our series on renewable energy. If you compiled a list of places in the world with a strong foothold in the renewable energy world, you may see Oregon listed for its solar manufacturing; or Spain and Germany for their favorable tax structures and emphasis on green technology. But Arizona is not considered a leader, despite an abundant and obvious resource: the sun. KJZZ’s Tony Ganzer traveled to Germany to find out why that country has made renewable energy a priority.
All this week we’re looking at renewable energy in Arizona. Though the sun shines on the state for hundreds of days a year, most of Arizona’s energy needs are still met by gas, coal and nuclear power. But as KJZZ’s Tony Ganzer reports, that may not always be the case.
KJZZ’s Paul Atkinson interviews KJZZ Morning Edition Producer Tony Ganzer about an upcoming series about renewable energy. KJZZ News will begin the series January 5 on Morning Edition.