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Republicans dominate Corporation Commission results (access required)

Republican candidates for the Arizona Corporation Commission Susan Bitter Smith, Bob Burns and Bob Stump agree to return some Clean Elections funding

A likely Republican sweep of the three open Corporation Commission seats means the commission that oversees the state’s utility industry probably will consist entirely of Republicans starting in January.

Ballots continue to be counted, and Democrats trail by significant margins but still hold out hope that the results will change.

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Renewing Arizona: Transition from coal to clean

Now that many coal plants in the West are nearing the end of their intended life, utilities and regulators are faced with a critical choice: Do we sink hundreds of millions into existing coal plants so they can meet health standards or do we invest those funds in the transition to cleaner, cost-effective electricity systems using the West’s abundant solar, wind, geothermal and energy efficiency resources?

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