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In the Matter of Mohave Electric Cooperative's Application

Wed, 07/27/2011

On September 4, 2012, the Center filed a lawsuit challenging the Arizona Corporation Commission's decision to undermined its own renewable energy rules by once again voting to allow a proposed waste incinerator to qualify as "renewable energy." In a 3-2 vote with Republican commissioners in the majority, a waste incinerator that would run partially on fossil fuels and spew toxic by-products such as mercury and dioxin was astonishingly placed in the same category as truly clean renewable energy such as solar and wind.

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Miller v. Arizona Corporation Commission

Wed, 11/17/2010

We need more, not less, renewable energy and in a sunny state like Arizona, it only makes sense to encourage utility companies to secure power from renewable energy sources such as solar.  This seems like a no-brainer and yet, the Goldwater Institute, a group that supports entrenched corporate interests over the public interest, filed a lawsuit against exactly this.

The Center stepped in and filed an amicus brief in support of Arizona's renewable energy standards to make sure that our energy needs will be adequately provided for in a world where traditional (non-renewable) energy sources are quickly disappearing. On April 7, the Arizona Court of Appeals agreed with the Center (and the Arizona Corporation Commission) by rejecting the Goldwater Institute's challenge.

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