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[COLUMN] Roberts: Is a bombshell about to be dropped on Arizona’s power elite?

Posted by   /  July 5, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Energy and Environment, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Laurie Roberts | The Republic (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussion purposes only.) If bribery and fraud charges against a former Arizona Corporation Commission official are small potatoes, then . . . We now have public acknowledgement that the FBI is continuing its investigation, presumably into possible funny business involving the Arizona […]

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ASU Foundation tax filings reveal little on personal ties, lobbying expenses

Posted by   /  July 5, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By: Charles T. Clark Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting July 5, 2017 , 3:04 pm (Note: This story comes from the Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting through a Creative Commons license. AZCIR is a nonprofit investigative newsroom.) Over the past decade the ASU Foundation for a New American University, the nonprofit fundraising arm of Arizona State University, […]

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Thoughts on this Independence Day: Were you born too late?

Posted by   /  July 4, 2017  /  By Phil Riske, Energy and Environment, Featured News, Government and Politics, Health Care, Media and Entertainment, Rose Law Group, Sports  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer I know I don’t belong And there’s nothing that I can do I was born too late And I’ll never be like you ~ From “Born Too Late,” The Poni-Tails, 1986 Originally published Oct. 28, 2013 Fifty years ago come Nov.22, I parked my car at work, got out, […]

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[IN-DEPTH] George Johnson, a name synonymous with lawsuits and dark side dealings

Posted by   /  July 2, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Energy and Environment, Featured News, Government and Politics, Real Estate, Water  /  No Comments

By Michael Kiefer| The Republic eorge Harry Johnson is as hard and thorny as the desert lots he’s been peddling for more than 40 years. His skin is baked brown and his hair burned yellow-white from 85 years under the Arizona sun, but he’s as resilient as a mesquite tree. Johnson is a cutthroat businessman, a throwback […]

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Solar trade case, with Trump as arbiter, could upend market

Posted by   /  July 1, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Diane Cardwell | The New York Times Millions of Americans now get their electricity, at least in part, from the solar panels that have rapidly spread throughout the country since 2010, thanks to their sharply declining cost. For customers — including homeowners, businesses and utilities — as well as for the companies that promote […]

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Fire-scorched Arizona pushes prevention: Step 1, clean your yard

Posted by   /  July 1, 2017  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

By Fernanda Santos | The New York Times Wildfire season started early here this year. In two months, more than 20 fires have broken out across the bottom half of Arizona, from its southeastern tip, near New Mexico, to the outskirts of Tucson and west of Phoenix. Flames have consumed so many acres that Gov. […]

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No TEP-id response to proposed Arizona solar rate changes

Posted by   /  June 30, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, Rose Law Group  /  No Comments

Rose Law Group Senior Partner Court Rich speaks opposition to changes By Frank Andorka | pv magazine A packed house at the Arizona Corporation Commission indicated intense public interest in proposed rate changes that critics say punish solar customers but which Tucson Electric Power says are necessary so they can invest more in solar. The […]

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ASU power project meets resistance from legislative committee

Posted by   /  June 29, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer (STATE CAPITOL) – After concerns about the need for and timing of a proposed additional natural gas turbine for electrical generation on the ASU campus, a legislative panel voted 5-3 on June 20 to table the $21M bonding request until September. ASU needs state approval of the project because […]

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Tucson utility proposes $6 million cut to energy conservation programs

Posted by   /  June 28, 2017  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

A Tucson Electric Power spokesman said the utlity will continue to offer energy-efficient programs. (Photo by Alexis Kuhbander/Cronkite News) By Alexis Kuhbander | Cronkite News Tuesday, June 27, 2017 TUCSON – Tucson Electric Power proposes to slice $6 million from energy efficiency programs, a move an Arizona consumer-interest group said would hurt residents, small businesses […]

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New life for Navajo coal plant; jobs safe for now

Posted by   /  June 27, 2017  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

By Ryan Randazzo | The Republic The Navajo Nation Council on Monday approved a new $350 million lease for the coal plant near Page that could allow it to remain open another two years. Salt River Project, Arizona Public Service Co., Tucson Electric Power and NV Energy agreed to run the Navajo Generating Station through […]

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