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Rudderless leadership on energy hurts Arizona ratepayers

Solar panels and wind turbine against blue sky

The last commission meeting was a troubling example of failed leadership. Márquez Peterson now has a choice. She can double down on her mistake at the expense of Arizona’s future, or she show real leadership by putting the original Rules up for reconsideration in the next few weeks—and take the do over.

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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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