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Arizona Republic: Extreme heat, rising demand: Arizona utilities warn of blackouts in summers ahead

Posted by Ryan Randazzo on Apr 29, 2022

Arizona Republic examined utilities' concerns over their power supply, quoting AEE's Shelby Stults on how increasing energy efficiency programs and joining a western RTO can help. Read snippets below and the full article here.

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Topics: Utility, Wholesale Markets, AEE In The News, Energy Efficiency, Arizona, Shelby Stults

Utility Dive: Arizona legislature advances bill restricting retail competition in effort to promote reliability

Posted by Iulia Gheorghiu on Apr 21, 2022

Utility Dive detailed the flaws of Arizona House Bill 2101, citing AEE's Shelby Stults on how the measure fails to address energy reliability. Read snippets below and the full article here

The Arizona Senate passed House Bill 2101 on Tuesday, advancing legislation to the governor's desk intended to address reliability issues and prevent blackouts similar to recent disruptions in Texas and California...

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Topics: AEE In The News, Arizona, Shelby Stults

Arizona legislature falls for phony energy reliability claims behind legislation that props up utilities, at cost to ratepayers

Posted by Cayli Baker on Apr 20, 2022

Clean energy business group expresses disappointment over newly passed bill that limits Arizona customers’ access to affordable advanced energy options. 

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Topics: Press Releases, Arizona, Shelby Stults

Phoenix Independent (Opinion): Utilities may give Arizona customers reasons to sweat

Posted by Shelby Stults on Feb 21, 2022

Phoenix Independent published Shelby Stults' op-ed explaining why two Arizona bills under consideration in the state legislature are bad energy policy. Read snippets below and the full article here.

Sweltering heat waves and unreliable energy access during wildfires are giving Arizonans a lot to worry about when it comes to their power supply. But a plan being considered by the state legislature should give Arizonans even more reason to sweat when it comes to their ability to reliably and affordably keep cool. 

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Topics: State Policy, Utility, AEE In The News, Arizona, Shelby Stults

Arizona regulators reject fully vetted clean energy rules

Posted by Cayli Baker on Jan 26, 2022

After more than three years of stakeholder engagement, ACC turns its back on affordable pathway to 100% advanced energy resources.

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Topics: State Policy, Regulatory, Press Releases, Arizona

Phoenix Business Journal: In surprise vote, Arizona Corporation Commission rejects clean energy rules

Posted by Andy Blye on Jan 26, 2022

Phoenix Business Journal detailed Arizona regulators rejection of the 100% clean energy rules package, quoting AEE's Shelby Stults on the missed opportunity. Read snippets below and the full article here.

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Topics: AEE In The News, Arizona, Shelby Stults

AEE Joins Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego and Business Leaders to Say It's Time for Electric Vehicles

Posted by Adam Winer on Aug 18, 2021

PHOENIX, August 17, 2021 – Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego today joined business leaders to call for modernizing the transportation sector by investing in advanced vehicles and transportation infrastructure, as well as expanding electric vehicle (EV) tax incentives.

At the press conference hosted by the Arizona Technology Council, Advanced Energy Economy, Ceres, Mayor Gallego and other clean vehicle advocates urged Congress to pass a budget that makes ambitious investments in EVs, creating jobs and spurring economic opportunity for all Arizonans. Speakers also urged U.S. Sens. Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly to expand the EV market through tax credits and support ambitious investments in the infrastructure needed to support EVs.

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Topics: Press Releases, Arizona, electric vehicles

ACC-Commissioned Analysis Shows Clean Energy to be ‘Reliable and Cost-Effective’

Posted by Adam Winer on Aug 17, 2021

Advanced energy business group urges ACC to finalize proposed energy rules to provide regulatory certainty to continue growth

PHOENIX, August 17, 2021 — A new analysis commissioned by the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC), while acknowledging that it is unable to project long-term costs to consumers, finds that transitioning to clean and advanced energy options is “reliable and cost-effective” in the near-term.

“The report shows that clean and advanced energy solutions in Arizona can be both reliable and cost-effective with today’s technology,” said Shelby Stults, a principal at Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), a national business group representing companies working to make the energy we use secure, clean, and affordable. “Arizona is full of potential when it comes to providing solar power, energy storage, and other advanced energy technologies. Businesses across the country are looking to Arizona’s utility commissioners to provide the regulatory certainty they need to invest in the state.”

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Topics: State Policy, PUCs, Press Releases, Arizona

Arizona Corporation Commission Revives Clean Energy Rules

Posted by Cayli Baker on May 26, 2021

ACC moves clean energy rules forward with two new proposed amendments at its Wednesday Contingency Meeting

PHOENIX, May 26, 2021 — Today, national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE)applauded the passage of the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) Energy Rules in the ACC’s Contingency Meeting.

 

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Topics: Regulatory, Press Releases, Arizona

Utility Dive:  Arizona Regulators Toss 3-Year Effort for 100% Clean Energy Mandate

Posted by Iulia Gheorghiu on May 7, 2021

Utility Dive outlined Arizona regulators move to toss 100% clean energy mandates, quoting AEE’s Shelby Stults on the disappointment. Read snippets below and the full article here.

The Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) voted down its proposed clean energy rules at Wednesday's open meeting, ending a three-year collaborative process with broad stakeholder and utility support to transition the state's generation to 100% clean resources by 2050.

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Topics: Regulatory, AEE In The News, Arizona