On February 6, the Arizona Corporation Commission made a shocking decision. They are starting to repeal the Renewable Energy Standard & Tariff (REST) and the Energy Efficiency (EE) Goals — bringing into question Arizona’s future of renewable energy and energy efficiency, vital to our state’s economic growth, job creation, and environmental stewardship. Arizona’s Renewable Energy[...]
The federal government will fund 17 projects across the U.S. to expand access to renewable energy on Native American reservations and in other rural areas, the Biden administration announced Tuesday. The $366 million plan will pay for solar, battery storage and hydropower projects in sparsely populated regions where electricity can be costly and unreliable. The[...]
Utility regulators in Arizona rejected proposals from an Arizona utility to provide assistance to coal-impacted communities, including in Navajo communities in northwest New Mexico. The rejection of the assistance from Arizona Public Service Company, the majority owner and operator of the Four Corners Power Plant, comes as the Arizona Corporation Commission approved significant rate hikes[...]
The average monthly bill for Arizona Public Service Co. residential customers will rise by roughly 8%, in the range of $10 to $12 a month, after a rate increase approved by the Arizona Corporation Commission. The new rates will take effect on or after March 8.