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Regulators close complaint against APS, leave utility rates unchanged for now

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

Activist Stacey Champion said she was not surprised by the outcome and was motivated to continue her work to challenge the state’s biggest utility./YouTube By Ryan Randazzo | Arizona Republic  Utility regulators on Wednesday ended a challenge to the controversial rate hike Arizona Public Service Co. enacted in 2017 that drew thousands of customer complaints […]

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APS settled claims for 2 customers who died after their power was shut off

Posted by   /  July 3, 2019  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

Credit: Phoenix Business Journal By Ryan Randazzo | Arizona Republic  Arizona Public Service Co. settled claims for two customers who died after their power was shut off. Arizona Public Service Co. has been sued twice in the last decade when customers died after their power was cut because they didn’t pay their bills, the company […]

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After heat-related death, Attorney General Mark Brnovich says Arizona needs power shutoff law

Posted by   /  June 16, 2019  /  Energy and Environment, Featured News, Health Care  /  No Comments

By Ryan Randazzo | Arizona Republic  Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich said he supports enacting a law to prevent power cutoffs in hot weather, following the report of a woman who died in the heat after her power was cut off in Sun City West. Seventy-two-year-old Stephanie Pullman died in part from exposure to the […]

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APS staying out of Arizona Corporation Commission races so far

Posted by   /  October 30, 2018  /  2018 Elections  /  No Comments

By Ryan Randazzo,| Arizona Republic So far this year, Arizona Public Service Co. has mostly stayed out of the Corporation Commission elections, while the League of Conservation Voters — a nationwide environmental advocacy group — is spending $4 million to support Democrats. The lack of spending from APS, should it continue, is a marked change […]

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APS customers urge judge to reconsider $95 million rate hike

Posted by   /  September 26, 2018  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

By Ryan Randazzo, | Arizona Republic Customers frustrated by last year’s rate hike from Arizona Public Service Co. kicked off a three-day hearing Tuesday with passionate pleas for a judge to order a reconsideration of the rates they said push people deeper into poverty. APS officials coolly responded that the $95 million rate hike imposed […]

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Steller column: As utility works to dominate Arizona politics, credibility erodes

Posted by   /  August 6, 2018  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

(Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.)  By Tim Steller | Ariona Daily Star Arizona Public Service Co. argues the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station would have to close prematurely if voters pass the Clean Energy for a Healthy Arizona initiative. Should we believe them? I don’t know. APS’s unabashed efforts at dominating […]

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