Thursday, June 14. Arizona Is At War Over the Sun. “Solar energy has come down in price year after year. Citizens prefer this source to any other. But Tucson Electric Power Co. is downplaying this option, planning less solar expansion than dirty fracked gas generation in its official documents. TEP is prodding its regulator, the Arizona Corporation Commission, to let it own the energy of the sun and to own rights to battery backup systems. Now we have “Clean Energy for a Healthy Arizona,” an initiative to amend the Arizona Constitution to keep solar public. Energy Committee Chair Russell Lowes covers the status of these political fights, and how our home-grown-solar option is winning the energy war, economically and environmentally.”
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