Mar 24, 2016

Tobin has potential second conflict on Corporation Commission

Arizona Corporation Commissioner Andy Tobin has another potential conflict of interest, though the commissioner said he didn’t tell the governor’s office about it before being appointed.

Mar 18, 2016

Power Authority worries bill would threaten Hoover Dam allotment

A strike-everything amendment targets a little-known state agency that allocates billions of dollars worth of energy from Hoover Dam.

Mar 10, 2016

Arizona utilities trying to dramatically change, increase charges

Arizona’s largest utility companies, including Tucson Electric Power and Arizona Public Service, are trying to dramatically change how they charge small business and residential customers for electricity.

Mar 10, 2016

Demand-based rate strategy makes sense

Media coverage of the electricity rate case filed by UniSource Energy Services (UES) has promoted dire predictions from California-based rooftop solar leasing companies that oppose the proposal. We encourage every utility customer to consider the facts of the UES case.

Arizona House Speaker Andy Tobin (Photo by Evan Wyloge/Arizona Capitol Times)
Mar 7, 2016

House approves measure to allow Tobin to vote on solar issues

The state House agreed this afternoon to alter state law so the newest member of the Arizona Corporation Commission can vote on pending electric rate cases.

Feb 23, 2016

Bill would relieve Corporation Commissioner of conflict of interest

Arizona utility regulator Andy Tobin hopes a strike-everything amendment from a state lawmaker could allow him to vote on some important upcoming cases.

Feb 10, 2016

State Supreme Court clears way for trash-burning plant near Surprise

The Arizona Supreme Court has removed the last legal impediment to a trash-burning power plant near Surprise.

Feb 10, 2016

Arizona AG hails court decision blocking Clean Power Plan

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is calling the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to temporarily block President Barack Obama's plan to cut power plant emissions a huge victory for the state.

Feb 8, 2016

Panel approves bill to increase solar regulations

A Senate panel approved a bill Monday that would add more regulations to the rooftop solar industry, despite protests from solar companies that the bill is government overreach.

Jan 14, 2016

Arizona utility to study time-shifting rooftop solar power

Arizona regulators have given the state's largest electrical utility the go-ahead to explore the idea of time-shifting energy produced through residential rooftop solar.

Jan 1, 2016

Controversy-prone year ushers in new era for Corporation Commission

Many major policy decisions are still up in the air at the Arizona Corporation Commission, but one thing is for sure: It’s no longer the commission of yore.

Dec 29, 2015

Commissioners choose Doug Little as interim chairman

The four remaining members of the Arizona Corporation Commission on Tuesday chose Doug Little as interim chairman of the panel -- and the likely permanent replacement for Susan Bitter Smith.