Bright future for EVs, renewable energy in Arizona
The future looks bright for electric vehicles in Arizona, according to Court Rich, the co-founder, senior partner, and director of the Renewable Energy and Regulatory Law departments for the Rose Law Group in Scottsdale.
New transmission line will increase energy reliability
A 125-mile transmission line is being built between Arizona and California – after nearly a decade of planning. The line, called the Ten West Link, will make it possible to send solar and wind energy between the two states.
VP Harris touts Arizona-California power transmission line
Vice President Kamala Harris and two cabinet secretaries on Thursday celebrated the start of construction of a new high-capacity power transmission line between Arizona and California, which they hope will lead to future solar energy farms in the desert outside Phoenix.
Sinema can address energy inequities, fight climate change
To ensure an equitable and more sustainable future — one that creates good-paying jobs and opportunity for Arizonans — Senator Sinema should push for changes to the section 25D ITC in the budget reconciliation bill that would offer a direct pay option. The clean energy revolution cannot meet its full promise unless the pool of those who can participate is expanded.
Corporation Commission dooms net metering, adopts new rates for solar
The Arizona Corporation Commission decided today that net metering for new solar users will eventually go away, but existing rooftop solar customers can keep their rates for 20 years.
We need to ensure that solar is valued properly – and fair for all customers
Arizona’s mental wrestling match with how to encourage fair solar policies seems to be coming to a conclusion. An end to the back-and-forth will be welcome but only if the Arizona Corporation Commission can navigate through the rhetoric and get to the economic facts that should be the basis for any good public policy decision.
Solar, utilities to abandon scorched earth fight
Numerous sources this afternoon said the rooftop solar industry and the utilities, led by APS, are standing down to avoid what many consider to be nuclear options, which, depending on whose side prevails, could be catastrophic for the losing party.
Deal reached to drop all three solar ballot measures
Solar and utilities dropped all plans for three ballot measures and instead decided to begin settlement talks after a tense two weeks of skirmishes between the two sides.
SolarCity gives $3M to pro-solar campaign efforts
SolarCity has given $3 million to help pass a ballot initiative that would preserve solar energy in the state as-is for the next six years.
Here comes solar’s nuclear option
A ballot initiative filed today takes aim at several tactics used by utilities that critics say are meant to undermine rooftop solar. The initiative would preserve net metering, allowing customers to get paid the full retail rate for excess energy produced by their solar systems.
Tobin rescinds conflict declaration, wants re-vote on APS issue
Arizona Corporation Commissioner Andy Tobin sat out on a vote April 12 because of a potential conflict of interest. But after that matter failed, Tobin now says he should have been able to vote and he wants an emergency meeting so the Commission can vote again.
Nevada regulator describes the state’s rocky path with solar regulation
Ahead of some major solar decisions in Arizona, a Nevada utility regulator told Arizona’s regulators on Wednesday to probe all sides of the debate and think about long-term consequences.