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by Will Greene Almost exactly one year ago Bob Stump was giving his first speech as Arizona Corporation Commission chair stating that “the days of cheerleading for one energy source over another are over”, new Commissioners Susan Bitter Smith and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2014 at Blog For Arizona
by Will Greene “The eyes of the country and the energy world at least are on Arizona to see what we can come up with.” Bob Stump, chairman Arizona Corporation Commission in the USA Today on the ACC’s net metering... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2013 at Blog For Arizona
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by Will Greene This week Arizona Corporation Commissioner Bob Burns launched an investigation into the “troubling” magnitude of funds spent by monopoly electric utility Arizona Public Service Company (APS) on an anti-solar marketing blitz aimed at dismantling Arizona’s rooftop solar... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2013 at Blog For Arizona
by Will Greene These moments are sadly a rarity – when partisan differences are put aside and Arizonans of every political strip can applaud an elected official boldly representing the interests of constituents. Arizona had one of those moments yesterday... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2013 at Blog For Arizona
by Will Greene State Representative Frank Pratt, initially considered a leading contender for the Arizona Corporation Commission in 2014, appears to have withdrawn his paperwork. The Arizona Corporation Commission regulates Arizona's public service utilities and sets energy policy, among other... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2013 at Blog For Arizona
by Will Greene Supporters of clean energy in Arizona have reason to celebrate this week as Phoenix real estate agent and energy expert Ken Clark, and Afghanistan veteran Aaron Marquez made public their intentions to run for Arizona State House... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2013 at Blog For Arizona
by Will Greene Click here to email or call your elected Corporation Commissioners regarding the APS-proposed tax on rooftop solar With the very existence of rooftop solar on the table, Arizona’s citizens are making their voice heard at the Arizona... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2013 at Blog For Arizona
by Will Greene You can call and email the Arizona Corporation Commission regarding net metering and rooftop solar by clicking here and here. Well-funded interests are hammering Arizona’s airwaves bringing attention to the critical question now poised at the Arizona... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2013 at Blog For Arizona
by Will Greene Arizona Public Service announced on Thursday its proposal to diminish the role rooftop solar plays in Arizona’s energy system by dramatically altering the state’s net metering program. APS offered two proposals to the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC)... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2013 at Blog For Arizona
by Will Greene Perhaps the most exciting development in the world of energy has emerged in the last few months. In a country paralyzed by political gridlock on every issue right down to creamy or chunky peanut butter, a bipartisan... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2013 at Blog For Arizona
azpwrengr I'd like to see an analysis addressing your point, because it is a valid suggestion. My understanding is profits generated from solar projects are spread out more effectively through the manufacturing/installation and down the supply chain whereas coal profits concentrate to the top and therefore make a lot of money for a few individuals with far less jobs overall. This is the most up to date analysis I have seen on resource costs comparisons in AZ (click on 2012 Integrated Resource Plan): http://www.aps.com/en/ourcompany/ratesregulationsresources/resourceplanning/Pages/resource-planning.aspx
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by Will Greene This is frankly a shocking email that was forwarded to me from an anonymous source. What you are looking at is correspondence to a solar installation company from an individual who had previously been interested in purchasing... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2013 at Blog For Arizona
Thanks Russell. Agreed! There is a wealth of reasons to justify transition, and jobs is a key one. Will Arizona become a 21st century hub for clean-tech, or not?
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by Will Greene The debate swirling around Navajo Generating Station in Page, AZ has followed a predictable script. The 40-year-old power plant represents the West’s largest single source of greenhouse gasses and air pollution. Grassroots Navajo organizations, environmental groups, and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2013 at Blog For Arizona
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by Will Greene As President Obama faces perhaps the most momentous climate decision of his presidency to date - whether to approve or deny the Keystone XL pipeline – the US House of Representatives dipped its toe into the debate... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2013 at Blog For Arizona
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by Will Greene In landlocked Arizona most don’t know or care about developments in the world’s oceans. Yet this is a story I cannot help but report because public awareness of the issue is so abysmal, and in the end... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2013 at Blog For Arizona
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by Will Greene For five years supporters of President Obama who also support decisive action on climate change have been forced to wait patiently for leadership from the 44th President of the United States. In 2008 and 2009 the prospects... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2013 at Blog For Arizona
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by Will Greene Much of what happens at the Arizona Corporation Commission occurs behind closed doors and that is why transparency won a rare victory on Friday when Commissioner Susan Bitter Smith requested a broader public hearing on the crucial... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2013 at Blog For Arizona
by Will Greene 86 percent of people surveyed in Arizona during the past decade believe that global warming has “probably been happening”, the highest level of any state in the nation. This finding was highlighted in a nice piece yesterday... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2013 at Blog For Arizona
by Will Greene Word might be getting out. The Arizona Corporation Commission, widely regarded as a lower-tier agency in terms of attention, is receiving heavy interest from a bevy of candidates eying its two open seats in 2014. Fifteen months... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2013 at Blog For Arizona
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by Will Greene Public sentiment towards energy in Arizona is straightforward and consistent. Repeated surveys portray an unabashed support for solar energy and a strong desire for a transition from fossil energy sources among members of the public. Highlights of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2013 at Blog For Arizona
by Will Greene Ryan Randazzo of the Arizona Republic is reporting that Arizona Corporation Commissioner Brenda Burns will not seek a second term at the ACC, Arizona’s utility-regulatory body. Burns was elected in 2010 along with Commissioner Gary Pierce, and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2013 at Blog For Arizona
by Will Greene Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.; District 9) introduced her first piece of legislation last week, a bill intended to incentivize clean energy manufacturing in the United States. The Security in Energy and Manufacturing Act (H.R. 1424) would extend... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2013 at Blog For Arizona
by Will Greene State Representative Carl Seel R-Phoenix and Prescott radio soundboard operator Christopher Campbell have formed exploratory committees, the first step in making a run for the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC). Candidates will be vying for two seats on... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2013 at Blog For Arizona
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by Will Greene Nearly every actively publishing climate scientist in the world – the folks who wake up every day and go to work studying our climate system – has concluded that humanity’s release of heat-trapping greenhouse gasses is changing... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2013 at Blog For Arizona