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APS online rate tool designed to save customers money shut down. It may actually cost hundreds more a year

Posted by   /  November 19, 2019  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

By Ryan Randazzo | Arizona Republic  Arizona Public Service Co. has delayed a plan to begin “shadow billing,” showing customers on their monthly bills what they would have saved on a different rate plan, amid questions about the accuracy of the company’s data. APS officials confirmed Friday that after being notified Thursday by The Arizona Republic that […]

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Rose Law Group Reporter Phototorial: No Smoke

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[OPINION] APS has been steering customers to plans that steer even more money to APS? Genius!

Posted by   /  November 19, 2019  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

The latest APS foul-up ought to have Corporation Commission asking hard questions and APS refunding money to affected customers  Might the APS hate rekindle the discussion of competitive electricity markets in Arizona, columnist Robert Robb thinks the time it right. /Photo: Brian Snyder By Laurie Roberts | Arizona Republic It just never ends for the […]

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Petition asks new CEO Jeff Guldner to ‘Stop All APS Spending on Elections’

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New APS CEO Jeff Guldner in March 2019, a few months before his promotion. /Gage Skidmore via Flickr By Elizabeth Whitman | Phoenix New Times A new petition is asking Arizona Public Service’s new CEO, Jeff Guldner, who ascended to the top office on Monday, to launch a new chapter and to pledge not to […]

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[OPINION] American innovation to drive clean energy forward

Posted by   /  November 19, 2019  /  Energy and Environment, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Lynn Jurich & Kathy Hannun | Morning Consult (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussion purposes only.) We were heartened to see several prominent U.S. senators join the bipartisan Senate Climate Caucus recently to focus on developing new climate legislation. We could not agree more with Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) that “we as Americans […]

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Secretive energy startup backed by Bill Gates achieves solar breakthrough

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Heliogen created a solar oven — one capable of reaching temperatures that are roughly a quarter of what you’d find on the surface of the sun./Heliogen By Matt Egan | CNN Business A secretive startup backed by Bill Gates has achieved a solar breakthrough aimed at saving the planet. Heliogen, a clean energy company that […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] It’s never been easier to get off the grid in California

Posted by   /  November 18, 2019  /  Energy and Environment, Regional News  /  No Comments

Six Rivers Solar employee Daniel Hernandez points out the type of solar panels the company installs for people during a weekly question-and-answer session at the Six Rivers Solar store in Eureka on Saturday. Going solar is a great way not to have to worry about Pacific Gas & Electric’s public safety power shutoffs in the […]

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APS suspends price comparison tool after customers said it steered them to higher rates

Posted by   /  November 16, 2019  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

The tool was supposed to help customers save money. Instead it did the opposite Author: Joe Dana | 12 News Utility giant APS has suspended its online price comparison tool after two customers demonstrated how it directed them to more expensive plans. The ramifications of the blunder could be serious and far-reaching, given that an […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] California bans government purchases of most gas-powered cars under Newsom climate order

Posted by   /  November 16, 2019  /  Energy and Environment, Regional News, Transportation  /  No Comments

By Sophia Bollag | The Sacramento Bee California state government on Friday stopped buying gas-powered sedans as part of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The directive by the state’s Department of General Services, which oversees purchasing and contracts for California state government, exempts public safety vehicles. The department did not […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] Black Hills Energy ready to throw switch on new wind farm in southern Colorado

Posted by   /  November 16, 2019  /  Energy and Environment, Regional News  /  No Comments

New project bolsters utility’s wind-generated power to 150 megawatts Photo provided by Black Hills Energy Black Hills Energy just completed a new 60-megawatt wind farm near Walsenburg in southern Colorado. By Judith Kohler | The Denver Post Black Hills Energy expects its recently completed 60-megawatt wind farm near Walsenburg in southern Colorado to start operating […]

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