Don’t let Arizona regulators pull the plug on solar

posted Saturday, November 5, 2011        

(from The Vote Solar Initiative


Your elected utility regulators at the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) are considering cutting funding for the state’s solar programs. Can you help us urge the ACC to keep Arizona’s solar growth and job creation on track?

The ACC is currently reviewing the 2012 Renewable Energy Implementation Plans for three major Arizona electric utilities – Arizona Public Service, Tucson Electric Power, and UNS Electric. The ACC’s decision on what these 2012 plans look like will have a big impact on how many more solar rooftops we see in Arizona for years to come.

Now the bad news: The Commission just published a report revealing that they are considering decreasing the amount of funding available for residential and commercial solar programs as part of these 2012 plans, compared with levels of support in recent years. Going that route will derail Arizona solar adoption, slow business growth, and represent a giant step backward for the state’s solar leadership.

Arizona energy consumers have demonstrated over and over that they strongly support the development of solar and other renewables – even if it costs a few extra dollars in the near term. So why would the ACC choose to go the other way?

Please help us encourage the ACC to represent their constituents’ interest, make the right choice, and maintain or increase support for Arizona’s growing residential and commercial solar markets.

Click here to send a note to your five Commissioners asking for their continued solar support.

Susannah + team

The Vote Solar Initiative
300 Brannan Street, Suite 609
San Francisco, CA 94107

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