Former Arizona Corporation Commissioner Sandra Kennedy today called on Commissioner Gary Pierce to recuse himself from an upcoming vote on subsidies for rooftop solar panels, saying his ties to the energy company involved in the issue create a conflict of interest.Read More »
There isn’t necessarily a smoking gun in the campaign coordination case against Attorney General Tom Horne and Kathleen Winn, but election law experts say the circumstantial evidence against them may be enough.Read More »
Arizona’s Residential Utility Consumer Office today recommended Arizona’s utility regulators to reduce solar “net metering” incentives by a fraction of what the state’s largest utility has sought in recent months.
Instead of cutting the monthly savings of solar net metering customers in half, or by around $75 each month, as Arizona Public Service has asked the state’s energy regulators to allow, RUCO suggested a more modest savings reduction of about $7 per solar panel user.
Arizona Corporation Commissioner Bob Burns said today he’s “troubled” by the vicious public relations war waged by Arizona’s largest utility provider and the solar industry over future rooftop solar incentives.
He wants an accounting of the money that’s been spent so far to see whether customers have been paying for the fight. If so, it could be a violation of the utility’s last rate case settlement.
The fight over Arizona’s solar industry spilled into the streets Wednesday as a group of about 40 retirees protested in front of the headquarters of Arizona Public Service, criticizing the utility for asking state regulators to reduce rooftop solar incentives.Read More »
Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk reached the same conclusion as her counterpart in Maricopa County, finding that Attorney General Tom Horne and a top aide illegally coordinated their campaign activity during the 2010 election.Read More »
A Department of Revenue spokesman said Greene died last night. He did not have any information on the cause of death. Greene was 65 years old.Read More »
The staff of the Arizona Corporation Commission is recommending against any immediate reduction in solar incentives for customers of the state’s largest electric utility.
A report issued late Monday urges the commission to deny the July request from Arizona Public Service Co. to reduce by 30 to 60 percent the incentives offered to customers who opt for solar panel use.
Gov. Jan Brewer met this afternoon with members of her cabinet to discuss preparations for a possible shutdown of the federal government, which would affect a wide array of Arizona agencies and services, and even the Grand Canyon State's namesake.Read More »
Two of Arizona’s top law enforcement officials asked the U.S. Supreme Court today to consider the constitutionality of the state’s law banning abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Attorney General Tom Horne and Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery petitioned the court to hear their appeal to a ruling that found the state’s law unconstitutional.Read More »