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Years in the making, Corp Comm passes clean emissions standards (access required)

The Arizona Corporation Commission moved Thursday to set a new target for clean emissions that would require electric utilities to use 100% carbon-free power by 2050.

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Struggle to boost energy-efficiency standards succeeds (access required)

Arizona is closer to an energy efficient future after the Corporation Commission approved a higher standard for energy savings this month. Under the proposed rule, electric utilities will need to find energy efficiencies that equal 35% of peak demand by 2030, up from the 22% standard set to expire at the end of the year.