Arizona

Arizona has not made significant progress on climate action, despite facing threats from extreme heat, drought, and wildfires.

Legislative Profile

Governor: Doug Ducey (R)

House: 31 (R) ǀ 29 (D)

Senate: 16 (R) ǀ 14 (D)

Key Resources

Emissions Reduction Targets

No Emissions Reduction Targets

2019 GHG Emissions By Sector (%)

  • Commercial
  • Electric
  • Residential
  • Industrial
  • Transportation
  • Agriculture

Source: EPA State Inventory Tool (SIT)

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Climate Governance & Equity

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Climate Governance

Greenhouse Gas Targets

Climate Action Plan

Climate Bureaucracy

Lead by Example

ACEEE Score – 1 out of 2 points**

**The ACEEE Energy Efficiency Scorecard analyzes the policies and programs states adopt to save energy in public sector buildings and transportation fleets. States can earn up to 2 points.

Equity

Environmental Justice Community Designation

State EJ Mapping Tools

EJ Community Benefit Requirement

EJ Bureaucracy

Adaptation & Resilience

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Governance and Planning

Governance Structures

Adaptation and Resilience Plans

Action Plans

Climate and Health Adaptation Plan (2017)

Assessments

Frameworks

Climate Hazard Mitigation Plans

Solutions and Funding

Building Codes, Land Use, and Zoning

Built/Hard Infrastructure

Grid Resilience Measures

Green Stormwater Infrastructure

State Funding

Development Funding

Disaster Relief Funding

HB 2001/Act 1 (2021) – Supplemental appropriations for wildfire response and fire management

Electricity

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Renewables and Energy Storage

Greenhouse Gas Targets

Renewable Portfolio Standard

Target

15% by 2025

Mandate Source

Ariz. Admin. Code §14-2-1801 et seq. (2007)

Distributed Generation/Solar Carve-out

SPOT Components – 5 out of 5*

Net Metering

SPOT Components – 4 out of 11*

Energy Storage Standard

SPOT Components – 3 out of 5*

Shared Renewables

SPOT Components – 1 out of 6*

*The State Policy Opportunity Tracker (SPOT) breaks clean energy policies down into “components”, which are binary questions to evaluate policy quality. Higher quality policies have more of their SPOT components fulfilled.

Grid and Utility Reform

Clean Energy Plan

Grid Modernization Plan

The GridWise Alliance’s Grid Modernization Index (GMI) evaluates and ranks the status of grid modernization efforts across all 50 states and D.C.

50-state Ranking – 4th

Interconnection Standards

SPOT Components – 5 out of 6*

Utility Green Power Option

SPOT Components – 1 out of 6*

New Utility Business Model Proceeding

SPOT Components – 1 out of 5*

Carbon Pollution Pricing

Buildings & Efficiency

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Building Energy Codes

Residential Codes

SPOT Components – 1 out of 6*

Statewide code – Home rule

Commercial Codes

SPOT Components – 1 out of 6*

Statewide code – Home rule

Stretch or Reach Codes

*The State Policy Opportunity Tracker (SPOT) breaks clean energy policies down into “components”, which are binary questions to evaluate policy quality. Higher quality policies have more of their SPOT components fulfilled.

Efficiency Programs and Incentives

Weatherization Programs

SPOT Components – 2 out of 4*

Energy Auditing Programs

Retrocommissioning Programs

Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE)

SPOT Components – 0 out of 10*

Energy Savings Performance Contracting

SPOT Components – 4 out of 5*

Standards and Market Mechanisms

Energy Efficiency Resource Standard

SPOT Components – 5 out of 5*

Building Performance Standard (BPS)

Appliance Performance Standard (APS)

Carbon Pollution Pricing

Buildings Data Disclosure

Transportation

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Vehicle Standards and Incentives

Low-Emission Vehicle (LEV) Standards

Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Mandates

Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicle (MHDVs) Sales Standards

Electric Vehicle Incentives

SPOT Components – 1 out of 5*

Charging Infrastructure Incentives

SPOT Components – 1 out of 5*

Carbon Pollution Pricing

Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS)

*The State Policy Opportunity Tracker (SPOT) breaks clean energy policies down into “components”, which are binary questions to evaluate policy quality. Higher quality policies have more of their SPOT components fulfilled.

State Planning and Investment

Greenhouse Gas Targets

Decarbonization Plan

EV and EV Charging Infrastructure Plans

EV Transit Bus Deployment

The ACEEE Transportation Electrification Scorecard analyzes the level of investment and policies states adopt to procure electric transit buses. States can earn up to 6 points.

ACEEE Score – 1 out of 6 points

Bicycle Friendly State

The League of American Bicyclists’ State Report Cards evaluate and rank the safety and efficiency of active transportation systems across all 50 states.

50-state Ranking – 23rd

Agriculture

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Soil Health and Regenerative Agriculture Governance

Financial Incentives

Technical Assistance & Education Programs

HB 2079 (2021) – Soil Health Program

Food Waste Bans and Targets

Industry, Materials, and Waste Management

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Short-Lived Climate Pollutant (SLCP) Regulations

Carbon Pollution Pricing

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Last Updated March 2022