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A top Ducey aide raised nearly $13k from lobbyists whose cash he promised to shun

Matt Gress, budget director for Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, received 24 separate contributions from lobbyists totaling nearly $13,000 - after promising not to accept any contributions from lobbyists during the legislative session.... Read more»1

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Arizona Corporation Commission defends ethics policy as lawmakers gripe

The Arizona Corporation Commission is defending its efforts to show independence from utilities, despite lawmakers' complaints. ... Read more»

Guest opinion

Is the ‘legalized corruption’ that let APS get its way over?

Arizona Public Service ratepayers have been complaining about electricity bills for the past four years, but now it seems APS no longer has carte blanche at the Corporation Commission - regulators finally made changes that have the utility threatening to sue.... Read more»

Arizona lawmaker takes aim at Corp Comm policy on campaign contributions by utilities

Legislative attorneys believe a Corporation Commission policy intended to restrict campaign contributions by utilities violates the Arizona Constitution, and the lawmaker who requested that opinion is hoping it will persuade the commission to change course for next year’s election.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Schaller: Arizona's coming water shortage: Getting the story right

Pending cutbacks mean Arizona will lose fully one-third of our annual allocation of Colorado River water — with even more punitive cuts pending. As Lake Mead’s dire water level begins to capture public attention, a complex situation grows more challenging to understand even on a good day.... Read more»

Arizona Corporation Commission votes to strengthen policies on power disconnection

On April 14 the commission voted 3-2 to preliminarily approve a package of measures regulating when utilities can shut off service for nonpayment. ... Read more»

Why Palo Verde, nation’s largest nuclear plant, is cutting wastewater use

There’s something in the Buckeye groundwater – a high mineral and salt content – that makes it hard to use, but the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station wants to tap into that source to reduce the amount of more valuable wastewater it now uses to cool the plant’s three reactors. ... Read more»

Analysis

Ducey budget is a better deal than GOP leadership plans

The State Capitol budget is on an election year fast track, and that’s OK. Republican legislators should pass Gov. Doug Ducey’s fiscal year 2021 budget recommendation as is, thus eliminating what has become a closed-door, drawn-out GOP budget process. Democratic legislators can protest with their votes against it.... Read more»

No money, no cooling: Shutoff of senior woman’s electricity leads to calls for reform

The death of an elderly Sun City woman after her power was cut off has prompted discussions with the Arizona Corporation Commission of a moratorium on disconnections during summer months.... Read more»

Courts reject environmental lawsuit to block Navajo coal mine expansion

A federal appeals court said environmental groups cannot sue to block expansion of a coal mine owned by the Navajo Transitional Energy Co., because it is an arm of the Navajo government and thus immune from civil suits.... Read more»

Timely tips for staying safe during Arizona’s monsoon

A cooler Sea of Cortez means monsoon season should be slow in arriving this year, giving people time to prepare for power outages and other dangers associated with seasonal rainstorms.... Read more»

EPA plan to ease mercury standards raises ire of moms’ group, activists

Arizona mom Claudia Faudoa joined dozens of activists Monday who called the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to relax standards on power plant emissions, like mercury, an “attack on American children.”... Read more»

Sunlight for nighttime: Az’s largest utility plans to expand solar battery storage

Arizona Public Service Co., is investing in tech required to make solar power work for customers even after the sun goes down.... Read more»

Prop. 127 failure isn’t the end for renewable energy, experts say

The fight over whether Arizona should get half of its electricity from solar, wind and other renewable sources turned bitter election night when Attorney General Mark Brnovich called out California billionaire Tom Steyer for using California’s energy policies to try to influence Arizona’s policies.... Read more»

Analysis

Arizona, Nevada voters split on renewable energy measures

Arizonans rejected a renewable energy proposition but the trend continues at the state level to encourage and increase standards in this emerging technology.... Read more»

Voters pull plug on reshaping Az's energy future

Arizona voters have rejected Proposition 127, according to the Associated Press. The initiative would have required the state’s regulated utilities to get 50 percent of their energy from renewable sources by 2030. ... Read more»

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