More, not less, rooftop solar in Arizona!
  • Petitioned Bob Burns

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Commissioner
Bob Burns
Commissioner
Brenda Burns
Commissioner
Susan Bitter Smith
Commissioner, Gary Pierce
The Arizona Corporation Commission
Chairman
Bob Stump
Arizona Governor

More, not less, rooftop solar in Arizona!

    1. Petition by

      Renewable Communities Alliance

Just as Arizona has become a national leader in solar energy (1), the Corporation Commission unexpectedly voted last week to slash residential incentives and completely eliminate payments for commercial solar installations (2). The move effectively kills Arizona's vibrant rooftop solar industry and goes against broad bipartisan support for more, not less, local solar energy (3).  This decision will destroy jobs, undermine economic growth across the state and worsen the dangers of climate change.  Tell the Commissioners and Governor Brewer that now is not the time to turn our back on Arizona's solar future.   Tell them to restore and extend robust incentives to all potential local solar investors. Let's keep Arizona's solar economy going strong!!

References:


1. Arizona ranks third nationally in solar energy development, but has the potential to lead the nation: http://grist.org/climate-energy/one-of-the-years-most-important-clean-energy-fights-is-happening-in-arizona/

Governors Report on Solar Energy Development: azgovernor.gov/dms/upload/PR_091112_SolarReport.pdf

2. A Sneak Attack on Commercial Solar in Arizona: http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/an-arizona-regulator-sneak-attack-on-commercial-solar

3. A 2011 public opinion poll found that 91% of Arizonans were willing to pay more on their electricity bill each month for solar energy.  Download the study here.


The Renewable Communities Alliance is a grassroots local clean energy advocacy group founded in Colorado in 2009 and recently relocated to Tucson, AZ.  Our mission is to create a renewable energy future that empowers people and communities while protecting the environment.  To learn more, follow us on facebook or visit our website.

 

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    • mimi Waite ST. SIMONS ISLAND, GA
      • 3 months ago

      taking steps to rein in climate change is of maximum importance to me

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    • karen king FT MOHAVE, AZ
      • 5 months ago

      It is very important

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    • Tom Hughes TUCSON, AZ
      • 7 months ago

      No charge by APS,TEP on Net Metering of my 12 Solor Panels...

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    • John Lies SCOTTSDALE, AZ
      • 7 months ago

      APS needs to help people go solar. APS please stop attacking people that are trying to go solar.

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    • Tysia Harwood PRESCOTT, AZ
      • 7 months ago

      APS already charges for use of it's service, why should it be allowed to monopolize the industry? Solar energy is important for our country and APS did not innitiate the movement to solar yet now it wants to monopolize it.

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