Retirees protest APS over solar incentives, call utility dishonest
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.
Into the core
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.
Not dead yet
Stung by their sudden defeat at the Arizona Corporation Commission, proponents of electricity deregulation have gone back to the drawing board to map out their next move.
Corporation Commission staff recommends no change to net metering system
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.
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.
APS puts plans on hold as talk of deregulation heats up
Arizona Public Service is temporarily halting plans for more than $550 million in investments to secure its power supply after energy regulators opened up the possibility of competition in electric service.
Judge rules burning trash isn’t renewable energy
The Arizona Corporation Commission shouldn’t have approved an electric generation project’s planned use of power generated by a trash incinerator to qualify as renewable energy, a judge has ruled.
Fight over solar panel incentives heads to regulators
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.
Energy Department aims to boost cleaner fossil-fuel technology funding
WASHINGTON – Federal energy officials unveiled a plan Tuesday to offer up to $8 billion of loan guarantees for development of cleaner-burning fossil-fuel technologies.
EPA extends comment period for Navajo power plant
The federal government is giving the public more time to weigh in on pollution controls for a coal-fired power plant on the Navajo Nation.
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