City of Phoenix - Renewable Energy Goal

August 30, 2021


In 2008, the Phoenix City Council approved a renewable energy goal for the city. The city aims for 15% of the electricity used by the city to come from renewable energy sources by 2025. This goal mirrors Arizona's Renewable Energy Standard of 15% of electricity from renewable energy by 2025. The city plans to achieve this goal through renewable energy installations that are either city-owned or city-sponsored, primarily through public-private partnerships. The city council will periodically review progress towards meeting the goal and will set milestones to track progress. The Environmental Quality Commission and Public Works Department collaborated to develop the recommendation.

Phoenix recently expanded its sustainability goals, which now include a goal of becoming a carbon neutral city by 2060. The renewable energy goal is now a part of the city's broader environmental sustainability goals. A reference to the renewable energy goal may be found here

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Local
Category: Regulatory Policy
State: Arizona
Incentive Type: Green Power Purchasing
Web Site:
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Thermal Electric
  • Solar Photovoltaics
  • Biomass
  • Landfill Gas
  • Anaerobic Digestion
Renewables % or Amount: 15% by 2025


Name: Office of Sustainability
Organization: City of Phoenix
Address: 200 W Washington St, 12th Floor
Phoenix AZ 85003
Phone: (602) 256-5669

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.