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Former Corporation Commissioners seek rehearing in APS solar case (access required)

Doug Little (left) and Tom Forese (Photo by Evan Wyloge/Arizona Capitol Times)

Two former Corporation Commissioners and a solar company say Commissioners Tom Forese and Doug Little should have recused themselves from the proceeding on Arizona Public Service’s solar fee increase. In a separate motion, solar company Sunrun says Commissioner Bob Stump should have recused himself from the proceeding because he has prejudged the net metering issue.

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Former Supreme Court justice says Corp Comm has authority to subpoena utility (access required)

Judges office

Former Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas Zlaket said the commission has the clear authority to subpoena a public service corporation’s spending. Solar advocacy group The Alliance for Solar Choice asked Zlaket to provide a legal opinion on the commission’s subpoena power, and the group filed Zlaket’s letter to the utility electioneering docket Thursday.

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New APS solar fee: Do you have $21 to spare? (access required)

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With $21, you can buy at least two LED 60-watt light bulbs and reduce your electricity bill over time. Or visit the Phoenix Zoo for $20. Or read Jim Collins’ “Good to Great,” which sells at $17.85 on Barnes & Noble. Or take your spouse to the movies. If the Arizona Public Service had its way, however, that money would go toward paying a monthly fee – that is, if you happen to have solar panels on your rooftop.

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