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AriSEIA's News You Can Use
July 2, 2020
Good morning members,

It is hard to imagine, but the Arizona Primary Election is just a few short weeks away. Election day is August 4, 2020, but there are a few other very important dates leading up to the election. One of the most important dates is the deadline to register to vote, which is July 6, 2020 . If you have yet to register, or you need to update your voter registration, you may do so  here .

Important Dates for Arizona Primary Election:

  • Early voting starts: July 8, 2020
  • Last day to request an absentee ballot: July 24, 2020
  • Last day to request a mail-in ballot: July 24, 2020
  • Last day to mail in early ballots: July 29, 2020
  • Last day to vote early in person: July 31, 2020
  • Election Day: August 4, 2020 (voters who do not mail back their ballot by the July 29, 2020 deadline have until 7:00 pm on Election Day to drop of their ballot at their Country Recorder’s Office or any ballot drop-box or voting location in the county)

Many important seats will be determined in this year's primaries. To learn about each candidate, visit the Arizona Secretary of State website for information on  federal ,   state , and   legislative  candidates. 

Please remember, one of the most simple and easy actions you can take is to vote. Voting helps ensure individuals who represent your views will be elected to office, and furthermore will pass policies that protect the solar industry and your business. If you have any specific questions on candidates, please do not hesitate to email me at  Nicole@ariseia.org, as I would be more than happy to discuss and provide insight. 

Always at your service and happy voting,
Nicole LaSlavic
AriSEIA Executive Director 
Solar Industry Updates
House Climate Committee Releases Clean Energy Policy Report

This week, the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis released their "Action Plan for a Clean Energy Economy and a Healthy and Just America” report . The report specifically mentions solar more than 100 times, and contains policy proposals that will help create solar jobs and increase access to clean energy across the country. Click here to learn more and read the full report.
Help Us Advocate for Solar to #RebuildBetter 

The solar industry has lost over 72,000 workers as a direct result of COVID-19, but smart clean energy polices can help our nation #RebuildStronger. If you haven’t yet, we encourage you to sign SEIA’s letter to our nation’s leaders in support of policies that will help save jobs and support solar businesses. Please check out the most recent fact sheet , and urge our leaders to take policy action to #SaveSolarJobs. Click here for more ways to get involved.
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AriSEIA Updates
TEP Clean Energy Expansion: 
In their newly released IRP , Tucson Electric Power (TEP) outlined plans to generate more than 70% of its power from renewable sources as part of a cleaner energy portfolio that aims to reduce carbon emissions by 80% by 2035. The IRP includes 2,457 MW of new wind and solar power systems, including 457 MW that will be coming online over the next year, and 1,400 MW of new energy storage systems. Click here to learn more, and click here to read the full IRP. 

2020 Cleanie Awards:
Applications for the 2020 Cleanie Awards are now open. The annual awards honor innovators who are leading the transition to a clean energy economy. Apply now and use code SEIA10 at checkout for 10% off submission fees. 

APS General Rate Case:
AriSEIA is still looking for members to join our APS General Rate Case Steering Committee! If you're interested, please contact Court Rich with any questions.

AriSEIA Member Toolkit:
If you are an AriSEIA member and have not received the Member Toolkit, please contact Stacey to request the link. The toolkit contains assets you can use to promote your involvement in the organization, share the work we're doing, invite others to join, and more. The toolkit also includes important links and information for members, like details on dues and our referral plan. Thanks for helping us advance solar + energy storage in sunny Arizona!
Notable Dates:
  • July 9 & 10 - Community Solar Power Summit. Register & learn more here.

  • July 14 & 15 - ACC Open Meeting

  • August 5 & 6 - ACC Open Meeting

  • October 21 & 22 - North America Smart Energy Week. Learn more here.

Local and National Updates
House Democrats release sweeping climate proposal calling for net-zero US emissions by 2050
House Democrats on Tuesday released a sweeping proposal to address the climate crisis that calls for the U.S. to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, in large part through decarbonizing the electric and transportation sectors.
Congressional Leaders Call for Solar Specific Solutions in Economic Recovery Plans
The House Ways and Means Committee introduced the Growing Renewable Energy and Efficiency Now (GREEN) Act as a part of the $1.5 trillion House infrastructure package released earlier this week.
Consumer demand prompts aggressive shift toward renewables, storage at Tucson Electric Power
TEP's latest IRP has moved Arizona one step closer to coal-free electric generation, local environmentalists say. The plan would install 2,457 MW of new wind and solar generation, including 457 MW that will be operational by the end of this year.
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Become an AriSEIA Member or Renew Today!
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