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Commentary from Arizona Solar Center Board Members and invited contributors.

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The Two Faces of the Corporation Commission

It's not that I wanted to stay silent on the whole Corporation Commission mess...

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Jim Stack
Question: Has the Arizona Corporation Commission lost the trust of Arizonans? If so, what can be done to restore that trust? Answ... Read More
Sunday, 20 December 2015 19:48
Jim Stack
JC ,Looks like your company only does Hot Water systems and the AZCC and even utilities are fine with Solar Hot Water but don't le... Read More
Saturday, 02 January 2016 09:26
Jim Stack
Here is a talk by the head of the Government FERC telling how Solar PV was growing. It's interesting to note the SRP is under the ... Read More
Monday, 11 January 2016 17:22
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White Flag or Ruse?

In February 2014, the Arizona Republic's Ryan Randazzo wrote about a plan drafted by a political consulting group commissioned by the state's largest utility "to help APS change or alter the Arizona Corporation Commission".

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Jim Stack
Questions: Is this an opportunity to repair the fractured relationship between the utilities and the solar industry, or just a pau... Read More
Monday, 05 October 2015 07:27
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Fighting Obama?

President Barack Obama isn't on the Arizona primary election ballot, but judging from the campaigns, candidates and political rhetoric it seems he is running for every political office in the state, even Corporation Commissioner.

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Sunblock

It has been a year since Arizona Public Service asked the Arizona Corporation Commission to approve a monthly surcharge of $50 to $100 on the utility bills of rooftop solar homeowners.

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Huck Kennedy
The NYT published a nice short piece back in April talking about the dark money (read, Koch brothers and various coal and utility ... Read More
Sunday, 13 July 2014 09:03
John Neville
The way to make the ACC a valuable member of the discussion about distributed renewable energy would be for the commissioners to p... Read More
Sunday, 13 July 2014 12:26
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The benefits of solar: Will anybody listen?

Arizona is about to begin an important discussion on the cost benefits of solar energy. The discussion is scheduled for May 7 as part of a series of workshops the Arizona Corporation Commission has scheduled to examine the impacts of innovation on the utility business model.

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Jim Stack
I think all the public officials hear the facts but don't want to believe them. There are a lot of non peer reviewed studies and c... Read More
Sunday, 06 April 2014 07:48
Joe Doaks
Wow! Minnesota effectively built A back-door carbon tax into its formula. Brilliant!
Sunday, 06 April 2014 11:39
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Breaking News: ACC Staff Recommends Postponing Net Metering Discussion Until 2015

October 1 -- Yesterday the Arizona Corporation Commission Staff issued its highly anticipated recommendations in response to APS's proposed rule changes directed at residential solar customers.

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Jim Stack
This is just a recommendation by the staff at this time. If the commissioners agree it just delays it for 2 years until the next r... Read More
Friday, 04 October 2013 20:36
Henry Harding
I have another property and would like to have solar on that as well. If the Corporation Commission goes with the staff recommenda... Read More
Saturday, 05 October 2013 04:56
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