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Regulator set to offer renewable energy plan for Corporation Commission consideration

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

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times With a renewable energy initiative ready to be filed next week, a state utility regulator is filing his own proposal, one that electric companies are likely to find more attractive. Andy Tobin wants the Arizona Corporation Commission on which he serves to require that […]

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Alternative solar systems for houses of the future

Posted by   /  May 21, 2018  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

Following California’s new mandate requiring solar-powered systems for residential construction, Blaine Brownell highlights technologies likely to get a bump. By Blaine Brownell | Builder This article originally appeared on BUILDER sister site ARCHITECT. Renewable energy recently got an unprecedented boost. On May 9, the California Energy Commission (CEC) voted unanimously to require all new homes to be solar-powered. Effective Jan. […]

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Does an aggressive Renewable Portfolio Standard increase utility rates?

Posted by   /  April 3, 2018  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

Dr. Wesley Herche | Medium With all of the recent discussion of renewable energy in Arizona, many people have asked me about the costs of moving away from coal and other fossil fuels and replacing those sources with renewable ones. This is a question I have studied carefully, both in my PhD dissertation work, and […]

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New solar deal moves us ahead of schedule in creating a cleaner cloud

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

Brad Smith – President and Chief Legal Officer, Microsoft (Editor’s note: News releases are published as submitted unless they contain errors of fact.) Two years ago, we set out to increase our use of renewable energy to power the datacenters and operations that support our growing cloud. Our goal was to use 50 percent renewable […]

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Move on to require electric companies to get half their power supply from renewable sources

Posted by   /  February 12, 2018  /  Energy and Environment  /  1 Comment

To get on the ballot, groups will need to gather more than 150,000 signatures by July 5 By Ryan Randazzo | The Republic Renewable-energy advocates are hoping to ask voters to increase Arizona’s use of solar, wind and other alternative-energy resources with a ballot measure. A coalition of health-care providers and other organizations plans to […]

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Tucson Electric seeks small increase in renewable energy program

Posted by   /  July 31, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By David Wichner | Arizona Daily Star Tucson Electric Power Co. has proposed a small increase to its renewable energy program budget next year, while bumping up the caps on surcharges customers pay to support the programs. In a recent filing with the Arizona Corporation Commission, TEP has proposed a 2018 program budget of about […]

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