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Arizona utility regulators hit roadblock on clean-energy rules, abruptly end meeting

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By Ryan Randazzo |Arizona Republic

Arizona utility regulators deadlocked over whether they should increase the state’s requirements for renewable energy Thursday, abruptly ending a meeting when it was clear they disagreed.

On the table was a requirement to use 50% renewables by 2030 or 2035, 100% carbon free energy by 2050, energy-efficiency requirements and a wholesale change in how utilities decide which power plants to build.

Clean-energy advocates who have participated in the hearings at the Arizona Corporation Commission for the past two years, and longer, were let down by the inaction.


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