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When the global Energy Transition gets local

In this op-ed for pv magazine, Dr. Wes Herche of Arizona State University brings insights from a recent conference on the Energy Transition in Arizona.

Solar advocates win two more seats on Salt River Project board

The Arizona utility has retained the same executives, and acreage-based board seats have been held by incumbents

Does an aggressive Renewable Portfolio Standard increase utility rates?

In this op-ed ASU energy security researcher Dr. Wesley Herche demonstrates that for all the talk of renewable energy raising customer rates, there is no correlation between utility rates and ambitious state-level renewable energy mandates.

Arizona governor signs anti-renewables law

Governor Doug Ducey has signed a law which could allow the state’s electric utilities to ignore renewable energy mandates with a fine as small as $100.

World’s second-largest solar EPC to open US office

The Dubai-based company will base their U.S. operations in Arizona. They launch with a 50 MW portfolio as EPC and/or co-development service provider.

Arizona’s Salt River Project election being powered by solar challengers

Salt River Project’s upcoming election includes five solar power advocates. With 14 members, two of which are pro-solar, tipping points are within reach.


Arizona regulators rebuff utilities, order turn from gas to renewables

As an historic first, the Arizona Corporation Commission has voted not to acknowledge the gas-heavy energy resource plans of utilities, and is pushing instead an aggressive clean energy plan by one of its members.

Tesla to sell 25 MW battery as part of Salt River Project settlement

Judge ruled SRP acted illegally against solar power customers as a monopoly power by changing rates in 2015. Settlement does not end customer charge.


DEPCOM wins custody of solar modules

The victory over CSUN for possession of $1.6 million of solar modules, however, was just the beginning of an ongoing dispute between the two companies.

Battle of competing clean energy mandates in Arizona

While Commissioner Andy Tobin pushes his 80% “clean energy” by 2050 goal, an Arizona Public Service front group is attacking a Tom Steyer-backed ballot initiative for the state to push for 50% renewables by 2030.

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