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Arizona Republic: Arizona solar businesses, consumers expect to see huge benefits from Inflation Reduction Act

Posted by Gregory Svirnovskiy and Ryan Randazzo on Aug 27, 2022

Arizona Republic detailed how the Inflation Reduction Act will impact the state, citing Shelby Stults on the expected return on investment. Read snippets below and the full article here

With the Inflation Reduction Act signed into law, businesses are preparing for a rush of new opportunities for installing solar in Arizona, not to mention electric vehicles and chargers and other energy projects aimed at reducing carbon emissions...

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Topics: Federal Policy, AEE In The News, Arizona, Shelby Stults

Arizona legislature passes bill to save schools time and money when purchasing electric school buses

Posted by Cayli Baker on Jun 24, 2022

Legislation to make it easier for school districts to evaluate electric school bus options moves to the Governor’s desk with overwhelming bipartisan support.

PHOENIX, June 24, 2022 — National business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) commended the Arizona legislature’s passage of SB 1246, which will improve the ability of Arizona schools to access cost-saving transportation services. The bill, proposed by Senator Paul Boyer (R-Glendale) and sponsored by AEE, was passed unopposed by the Senate late last night and approved by the House with bipartisan support and is poised to make it easier for school districts to evaluate electric vehicle school buses and charging options.

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Topics: Press Releases, Electric Vehicles, Shelby Stults, Electric school buses

Utility Dive: Arizona regulators again reject SRP’s proposed 820-MW gas plant expansion

Posted by Robert Walton on Jun 7, 2022

Utility Dive reported on the Arizona Corporation Commission's vote rejecting a proposed gas plant expansion, quoting AEE's Shelby Stults on clean energy solutions utility Salt River Project can pursue instead. Read snippets below and the full article here.

The Arizona Corporation Commission voted 3-2 on Monday to deny rehearing and reconsideration of Salt River Project’s proposed 820-MW expansion of the gas-fired Coolidge Generation Station. Community and clean energy advocates say the utility failed to present new evidence in favor of the project, which the regulators initially rejected in April.

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Topics: Utility, Regulatory, AEE In The News, Arizona, Shelby Stults

Arizona Republic (op-ed): SRP doesn't need a bigger natural gas power plant to meet demand

Posted by Shelby Stults on May 22, 2022

Arizona Republic published Shelby Stults' op-ed on energy capacity solutions that Arizona utility Salt River Project should look to in place of a costly gas plant expansion. Read snippets below and the full article here.

Randolph residents breathed a sigh of relief last month after our state’s utility commissioners shot down a controversial gas-fired power plant expansion in Coolidge.

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Topics: Utility, AEE In The News, Shelby Stults

Utility Dive: Arizona regulators again reject SRP’s proposed 820-MW gas plant expansion

Posted by Robert Walton on May 17, 2022

Utility Dive reported on the Arizona Corporation Commission's vote denying Salt River Project's proposed gas plant expansion, quoting AEE's Shelby Stults on cleaner energy options to consider. Read snippets below and the full article here.

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Topics: Utility, Regulatory, AEE In The News, Shelby Stults

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

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