solar energy

solar energy, electric vehicles, Rose Law Groupp
Apr 21, 2023

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.  

transmission line, Arizona, California, clean energy, renewable energy, Tonopah, Hobbs, Harris
Feb 5, 2023

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.

clean energy, renewable energy, Tonopah, California, Arizona, Blythe, Phoenix, high-capacity power transmission line
Jan 20, 2023

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.

Oct 12, 2021

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. 

Dec 20, 2016

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.

Dec 16, 2016

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.

Apr 28, 2016

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.

Apr 28, 2016

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.

Apr 19, 2016

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.

Apr 17, 2016

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.

Apr 15, 2016

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.

Mar 17, 2016

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.