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APS parent company spent $37.9M fighting clean-energy measure

Posted by   /  January 17, 2019  /  Energy and Environment, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Ryan Randazzo | Arizona Republic Proposition 127 has further cemented its rank as the most expensive ballot initiative battle in state history with the filing of new finance reports that show Arizona Public Service Co.’s parent company and others spent big through Election Day. Voters rejected the clean-energy ballot measure by a wide margin. […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] California’s largest utility just declared bankruptcy. Hello, climate change.

Posted by   /  January 15, 2019  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

PG&E faces billions of dollars in liability from wildfires exacerbated by rising temperatures and drought. By Umair Irfan | Vox PG&E, the largest utility in California, announced Monday that it will file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection at the end of the month, providing a 15-day advance notice required by law. What’s forcing the company […]

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Just 5% of Earth’s landscape is untouched

Posted by   /  January 11, 2019  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

  Illustration: Rebecca Zisser/Axios Humans have a greater influence on the world’s landscape than previously thought, according to a comprehensive new high-resolution analysis of human modification of the planet. The map, published in the journal Global Change Biology, is meant to guide conservation strategy in the coming years. Why it matters: The new study finds that just 5% of […]

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Judge rules in favor of Florence Copper’s right to mine

Posted by   /  January 9, 2019  /  Courts/Law, Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

  By Mark Cowling | PinalCentral Florence Copper has a historic right to mine on its property off Hunt Highway, a right it did not lose in the town of Florence’s 2007 zoning ordinance, a Maricopa County Superior Court judge has ruled. The ruling comes just as the Florence Copper Project has begun its small-scale […]

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Colorado could save $2.5 billion by rapidly shutting down its coal power plants

Posted by   /  January 9, 2019  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

In the Centennial State, greener and cheaper are one and the same By David Roberts | Vox California may get the bulk of the media attention, but when it comes to clean energy, it’s worth keeping an eye on Colorado. There’s an argument to be made that no state is better positioned to accelerate a […]

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Navajo Nation considers taking over large Arizona coal mine and power plant

Posted by   /  January 8, 2019  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

      By Ryan Randazzo | Arizona Republic The Navajo Nation is considering taking over the Kayenta Mine in addition to the coal plant near Page that is scheduled to close this year, speaker LoRenzo Bates said Monday. The revelation shows an increased willingness by the tribe to take risks to keep the coal […]

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APS adversary, Bob Burns, is new chairman of Arizona Corporation Commission

Posted by   /  January 8, 2019  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

Republican Bob Burns, a perennial thorn in the side of the state’s biggest utility, will serve as the next chairman of the Arizona Corporation Commission following a vote by his fellow utility regulators on Monday. As chairman, Burns will set the agenda for the commission and preside over its public meetings, including an eventual vote […]

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What else? Johnson Utilities is San Tan’s top story of 2018

Posted by   /  December 28, 2018  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

  By Heather Smathers | PinalCentral A typical story’s life cycle is a big, shocking event followed by gradually less interesting developments that take place until the public loses interest. The sign of a truly massive story is when the opposite occurs. It came as no surprise to San Tan Valley residents that something was […]

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2 utility regulators say APS making too much money

Posted by   /  December 26, 2018  /  Energy and Environment, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

  By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via PinalCentral Two utility regulators are questioning whether some customers of Arizona Public Services are paying too much — and the company is earning more than it is legally entitled. Boyd Dunn and Bob Burns point out that the Arizona Corporation Commission voted in 2017 to let […]

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Rose Law Group Reporter Notable Photoable: Ranchlands drought

Posted by   /  December 23, 2018  /  Energy and Environment, PHOTOS/CARTOONS, Water  /  No Comments

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