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APS CEO Don Brandt to receive award after woman’s death revealed

Posted by   /  June 20, 2019  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

Pinnacle West CEO Don Brandt/YouTube By Elizabeth Whitman | Phoenix New Times One can only wonder how it must feel to be Don Brandt. To sit at the helm of a powerful and, apparently, untouchable company. To take home more than $12 million in compensation last year alone. To have the luxury of remaining silent, […]

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On 107-degree day, APS cut power to Stephanie Pullman’s home. She didn’t survive [UPDATE]

Posted by   /  June 13, 2019  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

Last year, 182 people in Maricopa County died from heat-related causes./maliciousmonkey via Flickr By Elizabeth Whitman | Phoenix New Times If Arizona Public Service hadn’t cut off her electricity last September, Stephanie Pullman might still be alive today. On August 23, 2018, the utility mailed a warning letter to the 72-year-old’s home in Sun City […]

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Arizona Corporation Commission order new trial over APS electricity rates

Posted by   /  June 12, 2019  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

By Ryan Randazzo | Arizona Republic State utility regulators on Tuesday launched a new inquiry into the rates and profits at Arizona Public Service Co. after almost two years of customer complaints and a formal challenge to the company’s prices. The opening of a new rate case could take more than a year to resolve […]

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APS claims customer rates don’t fund its political spending; Rose Law Group Co-Founder, Senior Partner, and Director of Renewable Energy, Court Rich tells New Times, ‘We all know where that money comes from.’

Posted by   /  April 10, 2019  /  Energy and Environment, Featured News  /  No Comments

By Elizabeth Whitman | Phoenix New Times From 2013 to 2018, Arizona Public Service and parent company Pinnacle West poured at least $130 million into political spending, charitable contributions, marketing and advertising, lobbying, and sponsorships. None of that money came from customers, APS claimed, as it submitted spending records to the Arizona Corporation Commission on […]

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APS spending against Prop 127 renewable energy initiative reaches $22 million

Posted by   /  October 16, 2018  /  2018 Elections, Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

Mark Cardenas, Democrat who came out against Prop 127, got $8,000 in “consulting” fees from APS-backed PAC By Charlotte Grubb | Energy and Policy Institute Pinnacle West Capital Corporation, the parent company of monopoly utility Arizona Public Service, spent over $11 million from August 12 through September 30 to fight Prop 127, the renewable energy […]

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Judge rules clean energy measure to stay on ballot

Posted by   /  August 28, 2018  /  Courts/Law, Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services | Arizona Captiol times Arizona Public Service has faltered in its attempt to keep a renewable energy measure it opposes off the November ballot. In a 33-page ruling, Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Daniel Kiley rejected the contentions of the APS-funded group that backers of the Clean Energy for […]

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Question of signature validity at heart of challenge to energy measure

Posted by   /  July 24, 2018  /  Energy and Environment, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times The question of whether voters get to decide on a new renewable energy mandate for utilities could turn, in part, on how many petition signatures a judge lets Arizona Public Service challenge. Attorney Brett Johnson contends that close to 70 percent of the more […]

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APS supports one clean-energy plan, fights another; critics say utility can’t be trusted

Posted by   /  May 14, 2018  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

By Ryan Randazzo | The Republic The state’s biggest electric company will mostly support a plan from state utility regulators to significantly boost the requirement for renewable energy. Arizona Public Service Co.’s support for the plan comes as the utility actively campaigns against a similar renewable-energy measure whose backers are gathering signatures to get on […]

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APS, First Solar plan large West Valley solar power plant with giant battery

Posted by   /  February 13, 2018  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

By Ryan Randazzo | The Republic Tempe-based First Solar Inc. will build a large solar plant in the West Valley that will use a massive battery to deliver power to Arizona Public Service Co., the companies said Monday. The project will be unique not only for the size of the battery being put to use, but […]

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APS derides Burns’ attempt to have court overturn rate hike

Posted by   /  August 30, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times Attorneys for Arizona Public Service are deriding efforts by Bob Burns to have the state Supreme Court overturn a 3.3 percent rate hike just approved by the other utility regulators. In new legal filings, Mary O’Grady, lead lawyer for the state’s largest electric company, said […]

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