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Tag Archives: Arizona Corporation Commission

Legislature supports dirty air

electricity tower with blue sky

One can only wonder why the state legislators wish to undo the work of years by the Arizona Corporation Commission with input from citizens like me. Clean energy conserves our precious resources and keeps the air we breathe and the water we drink clean and healthy.

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

In this Aug. 9, 2011, photo, the sun emits a gigantic burst of radiation. (Photo courtesy of NASA)

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.

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Regulators should be commended for moving on energy policy issues (access required)

Solar panels and wind turbine against blue sky

The ACC should be commended for finally moving on important energy policy issues facing the state of Arizona with bipartisan agreement. There is significant common ground on energy and environmental issues that too often goes unnoticed, and making progress on updating and modernizing our state’s energy rules shows that pragmatic solutions, which voters hold as a priority, are possible.

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