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Utility regulator demands solar publicity receipts (access required)

Negative Zahlen im Fokus

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.

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Into the core (access required)

After being submerged in water for several years, spent nuclear fuels are loaded onto dry casks for storage.

Palo Verde is one place where no one can afford to make mistakes. “Put these on,” the security officer, whose bullet magazines protruded and glistened against his black uniform, told me.

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Corporation Commission staff recommends no change to net metering system (access required)

Dem Corporation Commission candidates question Republicans’ commitment to solar energy

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.

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Powering down (access required)

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EPA to take its time in review of new plan for Navajo Generating Station

The waiting game has started again for the operators of the Navajo Generating Station.

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Fight over solar panel incentives heads to regulators (access required)

Arizona-Mexico energy panel examines cross-border transmission

For months, Arizona’s largest utility provider and the solar industry have waged a public relations war over the future of the state’s solar energy incentives.

That fight now moves to the Arizona Corporation Commission, as the energy regulator formally begins consideration of opposing proposals from each side.

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