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Southwest Gas, Arizona Corporation Commission, Southwest Energy Efficiency Project
Jan 17, 2023

Ignoring gas planning means utility customers lose

It is time for Southwest Gas to let the public in on its infrastructure plans before the Arizona Corporation Commission allows customers to be charged hundreds of millions of dollars that may have otherwise been avoided.

renewable energy, Arizona Corporation Commission, natural gas, nuclear energy, Lesko, Congress, California, Arizona
Sep 23, 2021

Clean energy means more jobs, not fewer

Arizonans understand the benefits of transitioning to clean energy. Working together, we can make this part of the Arizona we want.

renewable energy, Arizona Corporation Commission, natural gas, nuclear energy, Lesko, Congress, California, Arizona
May 14, 2021

Rudderless leadership on energy hurts Arizona ratepayers

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.

May 13, 2021

Regulator scorned for vote on energy rules

Clean energy advocates in Arizona watched four years of work essentially go down the drain as the Arizona Corporation Commission killed its own standards the body had initially approved several months earlier.

renewable energy, Arizona Corporation Commission, natural gas, nuclear energy, Lesko, Congress, California, Arizona
Mar 31, 2021

Senate to vote on taking power from regulators

Rejecting arguments about economic development, clean air and even constitutional issues, a Senate panel voted along party lines March 31 to strip the Arizona Corporation Commission of its power to set energy policy for utilities.

Oct 12, 2020

Corporation Commissioners: Be leaders we elected you to be

Clean energy improves the air we breathe, supports healthy communities and helps reduce global warming pollution that has led to prolonged drought and extreme temperatures in the West.

solar power, House, legislation, wind power, Arizona Solar Energy Industries Association
Oct 1, 2020

Corp Comm candidates debate dark money, renewable energy

The three Republicans running to become state utility regulators warn that putting Democrats in charge of the regulatory panel would turn Arizona into California. And they don’t mean that in a good way. In a debate at KAET-TV on September 30, all three Republicans – Jim O’Connor, Eric Sloan and Lea Marquez Peterson – criticized […]

May 12, 2020

Corporation Commission, APS can still provide long-term relief

Arizona Public Service recently presented a $16 million proposal to the Arizona Corporation Commission to provide relief on utility bills for APS ratepayers who were financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The plan, while imperfect, was carefully designed to provide financial assistance to unemployed individuals and small businesses with the greatest need. Consumer and energy […]

Apr 27, 2020

Commission should see difficult times magnify need for renewable energy

Cheap, reliable, and clean electricity is important in the best of times, but it becomes most critical in times like these, where we face fear, uncertainty, and economic hardship.

Mar 4, 2020

Stronger renewable energy standard good for state’s economy

Thanks to this report, the benefits of REST are clear — and there are even more for Arizona to take advantage of by strengthening the policy. The numbers speak for themselves. I hope the commission takes note of this and feels confident that a stronger REST is the right move for Arizonans.

Sep 30, 2019

Regulators take utility disconnection rules under consideration

State utility regulators are trying to determine how hot is too hot – and least when it comes when blocking electric companies from shutting off the power to customers.

Jul 2, 2019

Ties run deep, many between APS and Republican candidates for utility regulator

With three seats open and five Republicans already filed to run who have ties to Arizona Public Service, the Arizona Corporation Commission is shaping up for a big election in 2020. Kim Owens, the latest Republican candidate to jump into the race, currently works as a senior account executive for Gordon C. James Public Relations […]