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Proposal would let power customers avoid paying for renewable energy

Posted by   /  February 22, 2020  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

A television ad states: “California tried the clean energy mandate and their rates are increasing three times the national average.” AZ Fact Check takes a look. /Photo: Getty Images By Ryan Randazzo | The Republic An Arizona lawmaker is proposing to change the state Constitution so that electric companies are required to offer customers a […]

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Corporation Commission ruling could spur solar development in Arizona

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

Under PURPA, utilities must take power from qualified renewable facilities when their prices are under what the utility would pay to generate or buy power from other sources/Rick Wiley / Arizona Daily Star Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents the solar developers that prevailed on this issue By David Wichner | Arizona Daily  Arizona could see […]

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ACC votes to support solar development in Arizona

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

Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents solar developers that prevailed on this issue AZBigMedia Today, the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) voted to reject a request from the state’s investor-owned utilities to set two-year contract terms for renewable energy projects under the federal Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA). Instead, commissioners voted unanimously to set contract terms at 18 […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] Utah shines among top 10 states for solar energy

Posted by   /  September 10, 2019  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

An epoxy surface is applied as work continues on the new Facebook data center in Eagle Mountain on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019./Scott G Winterton Nationwide, renewable energy skyrockets over past 10 years By Amy Joi O’Donoghue | Deseret News Wind turbines and solar panels may have been novelties 10 years ago, but across America’s landscape, […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] How Gov. Polis plans to get Colorado using 100% renewable energy by 2040

Posted by   /  May 31, 2019  /  Energy and Environment, Regional News  /  No Comments

Gov. Jared Polis on Thursday outlined an ambitious roadmap toward Colorado using 100% renewable energy by 2040./The Denver Channel By Ryan Osborne | The Denver Channel Gov. Jared Polis on Thursday outlined an ambitious roadmap toward Colorado using 100% renewable energy by 2040. The plan includes modernizing the Public Utilities Commission, growing green jobs, and […]

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Amid climate crisis, renewable energy poised for rapid growth

Posted by   /  May 23, 2019  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

Getty Images By Lynn Juich | The Hill Our climate is changing, and not only is it happening faster than expected, but extreme weather events are destroying the very electricity system we rely on. We only have about 12 years to act before the damage is irrevocable. The good news is that we have the […]

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Rural renewable energy projects pump billions into Arizona economy

Posted by   /  March 26, 2019  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

Facebook Photo/Arizona Public Service – APS By KTAR.com A new economic impact report found that renewable energy development activity in rural Arizona contributed more than $9 billion to the state’s economy since the turn of the century. The report by The Western Way, a group that promotes environmental stewardship through conservative policy, examined the construction […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] The Golden State is officially a third renewable, and it’s not stopping there

Posted by   /  February 26, 2019  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

  California has passed its 33% renewable energy target two years before the 2020 deadline. The state’s next renewable milestone is at 44% by 2024, a 33% growth in just over five full years By John Weaver | PV Magazine The superlatives describing California’s mass run long; the world’s 5th largest economy with 40 million […]

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BLM rejects massive wind farm along California-Nevada border

Posted by   /  December 3, 2018  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

  By Henry Brean | Las Vegas Review Journal Federal regulators have knocked the wind out of another renewable energy project planned for the desert west of Searchlight. The Bureau of Land Management has decided to reject a Sweden-based energy company’s application to build more than 200 turbines, each the height of a skyscraper, along a […]

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AG questions cities and towns about opposition to Prop 127

Posted by   /  October 26, 2018  /  2018 Elections  /  No Comments

By | Ben Giles | Arizona Capitol Times Six Arizona counties and towns appear to have broken the law by adopting resolutions opposing a ballot measure to boost the use of renewable energy in the state, according to letters sent Thursday by the Attorney General’s Office. The letters state that evidence provided in a complaint […]

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