Tempe, APS partner to reduce city carbon emissions with clean energy

Dec 13, 2022, 4:03 PM | Updated: 4:04 pm

(AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)...

(AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

(AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

PHOENIX — The city of Tempe announced Tuesday a partnership to invest in renewable energy to help reduce the city’s carbon emissions.

In partnership with Arizona Public Service, clean energy through the Green Power Partners program will work to reduce air pollution in the East Valley city, according to a press release.

The city will be able to buy renewable wind power from APS to work toward its goal of powering every facility within the service area.

Tempe hopes to boost its total renewable energy in city operations to 35% with the transition.

“Cities and businesses in Arizona want innovative clean energy programs that help them make a positive impact on the environment and communities they serve,” Kerri Carnes, APS director of customer technology, said in the release.

“The city of Tempe is a leader in sustainability, and we’re excited to build on our partnership to help power city operations with renewable energy.”

Tempe has been aiming to reduce carbon emissions since 2010.

“The APS partnership puts us one step closer to achieving the council’s goal of carbon neutrality in municipal operations by 2050,” Tempe Councilmember Arlene Chin said.

“I think it’s important that we make this investment and I hope we can be a model for other organizations.”

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Tempe, APS partner to reduce city carbon emissions with clean energy