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New Kyl center at ASU steps in to resolve water rights conflicts (access required)

Kyl center for water policy

The Kyl Center for Water Policy opened last November at Arizona State University’s Morrison Institute for Public Policy. Since Sarah Porter was hired as director in January, she and her team have set out to resolve the long-standing issue of determining the nature, extent and relative priority of water rights in Arizona. The process is known as general stream adjudication.

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Facts and figures on rooftop solar fee proposals (access required)

Solar industry advocates protest in front of the Arizona Corporation Commission office as the energy regulating body considers slashing a key solar energy incentive. (Photo by Evan Wyloge/Arizona Capitol Times)

Utility companies across the state are asking the Arizona Corporation Commission for changes to the way they handle solar customers. Some utilities are suggesting a change to the rate they pay solar customers for excess energy produced by rooftop solar panels, while Arizona Public Service is asking to increase its fee on solar users from $5 to $21 on average each month.

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SRP approves solar fee and rate hike (access required)

About 50 people protested outside Salt River Project's board meeting to decide on a monthly solar fee Thursday morning. The crowd chanted "Sol not coal" and "Don't rebate and switch" ahead of the board's decision, which would cost the average solar customer an additional $50 per month. (Photo by Rachel Leingang/Arizona Capitol Times)

Salt River Project’s board of directors approved a rate hike Thursday that would add a solar demand charge of about $50 on average and a 3.9 percent increase for all SRP users, ending a three-month process of public meetings and solar industry outcry.

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