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AriSEIA's News You Can Use
May 2, 2019
From the Desk of Executive Director Lucy Mason

I was invited to travel to Dallas, Texas to speak at the 2019 9th Annual EarthX Conference, that can only be described as an environment extravaganza.

I spoke on a panel that addressed concerns with policy and utilities, and how AriSEIA is reaching out to related communities, including government entities, public utility commissioners, legislators, and utilities to build partnerships geared toward solutions on behalf of businesses and customers that we share.

I was particularly impressed with the millennial generation (EarthX Bridge) participation, and the dialogue around how we can bring people together from various generations, political parties, and backgrounds for the common goal of reuniting our democracy.

You can learn more about EarthX here: https://earthx.org
Notable Dates/Events:

  • Wed. May 8th - Arizona Green Chamber of Commerce’s Lunch & Learn. AriSEIA members can receive a Chamber rate to attend! Click here to learn more.
  • Tue. May 14th - Wed. May 15th - 2019 Solar Summit in Scottsdale. Click here to register.
  • Tue. May 14th - AriSEIA May Networking Event at Thunderbird Lounge in Phoenix. Click here to RSVP.
AriSEIA Updates
2019 Arizona Energy Future: Innovation, Technology & Economic Opportunity Conference Has Been Rescheduled
The 2019 Arizona Energy Future: Innovation, Technology & Economic Opportunity Conference has been rescheduled for October 8-10, 2019. Stay tuned for upcoming details!
We are accepting submissions for speakers/presenters/panelists for the 2019 Arizona Energy Future: Innovation, Technology & Economic Opportunity Conference!
Welcome, Recycle PV Solar!
We're thrilled to welcome new AriSEIA member, Recycle PV Solar ! Recycle PV Solar is making solar panel recycling easy, with a goal is to keep solar PV out of landfills. Their state of the art solar processing plant is in Arizona, and we’re happy to have them on the team. 

AriSEIA Networking Events
Join us for our free networking event on Tuesday, May 14th. The networking event will begin at 5:30 p.m. Appetizers will be provided, and drinks can be purchased at the bar. This event is open to existing members, as well as anyone interested in renewable energy advancement in Arizona.
Cost:  Free
What:  AriSEIA Networking Event
When:  Tuesday, May 14th — 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Where:   Thunderbird Lounge (710 W. Montecito Ave., Phoenix, 85013)
Arizona Updates
  Arizona Energy Updates  
From PURPA policy updates to storage facility safety concerns, check out this blog for a roundup of recent Arizona energy news.

National Updates
Renewables to top coal generation for first time in April/May

Data in the U.S. Energy Information Administration's latest Short Term Energy Outlook forecasts renewable energy resources, including hydroelectricity, will generate more electricity in April and May than coal-fired plants.

California adopts 2030 Preferred System Portfolio with 12 GW new wind, solar, storage, geothermal

The California Public Utilities Commission on Friday voted 5-0 to adopt a Preferred System Portfolio that includes 12 GW of new solar, wind, battery storage and geothermal resources the state will need to procure by 2030 to meet ambitious greenhouse gas reduction goals.

100% Renewable Energy by 2050 Mandated for Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico will get 100% of its power from renewable resources by 2050 under legislation signed April 12 by the territory’s governor. There’s a wide consensus that the goal is achievable, perhaps even before 2050.

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AriSEIA's Referral Plan - you can save on your annual dues!

We are offering members a 10% discount for each company or organization you bring to AriSEIA. Here's how it works:

  1. Talk to your solar or related company, such as your suppliers, professional services, or associate industry companies, etc.
  2. Email Executive Director Lucy Mason at: lucy@ariseia.org or call: 928.925.3671.
  3. We will do the rest and send you your discounted invoice for the following year, along with our sincere thank you!

Bring in a new member and receive a 10% credit for each new member (up to 3) towards your annual AriSEIA Membership Dues!

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