Rose Law Group Co-Founder Court Rich in Arizona Republic on how Chevron executive is secretly pushing anti-electric car effort in Arizona2

By Ryan Randazzo | Arizona Republic A California lobbyist for Chevron Corp. is urging retirees of the oil company in Arizona to oppose electric-car policies here, saying the vehicles are too expensive for most people and should not be promoted. A handful of people who either retired from Chevron or from Unocal, which Chevron acquired in 2005, have used the …

PURPA amendment stalls in Arizona; report features tweeted comment from Rose Law Group Co-Founder and Director of Renewable Energy, Court Rich

By Tim Sylvia | PV Magazine An amendment to Arizona’s implementation of PURPA rules which would have set minimum contract lengths to 15 years failed to pass last night, and the act now has one last chance to pass before the investment tax credit drops down, and opportunities being to dry up. Last night, a proposed amendment before Arizona regulators …

ACC Staff recommends abandoning needed water interconnection between Queen Creek and Johnson Utilities

Rose Law Group Reporter staff In a letter filed late yesterday, Arizona Corporation Commissions (ACC) Staff took a surprising position urging abandonment of ongoing efforts to interconnect Town of Queen Creek’s water system to the struggling Johnson Utilities’ system. Interconnecting Queen Creek’s water to Johnson’s pipes has been the plan ever since regulators implemented a moratorium limiting builders to one …

Rose Law Group Co-Founder, Senior Partner, and Director of Renewable Energy, Court Rich, talks to Daily Star about utilities buying solar

By David Wichner |Arizona Daily Star Arizona regulators are looking at changing decades-old rules requiring utilities to buy power from certain renewable energy facilities, amid a simmering dispute between utilities including Tucson Electric Power Co. and some solar project developers. At least one regulator says Arizona stands to lose hundreds of millions of dollars worth of solar energy projects unless …

Billion-dollar bets on electric vehicles await payoff; regulators should not hamper growth of electric vehicles, says Court Rich, Rose Law Group Senior Partner

By Joann Muller | Axios If carmakers have any hope of making money on electric vehicles, they’ll need to re-think how they design and sell them, a new McKinsey study suggests. Why it matters: Automakers will pour $255 billion into EVs by 2023 but are resigned to losing money on them for the foreseeable future — an expected outcome of …

APS claims customer rates don’t fund its political spending; Rose Law Group Co-Founder, Senior Partner, and Director of Renewable Energy, Court Rich tells New Times, ‘We all know where that money comes from.’

By Elizabeth Whitman | Phoenix New Times From 2013 to 2018, Arizona Public Service and parent company Pinnacle West poured at least $130 million into political spending, charitable contributions, marketing and advertising, lobbying, and sponsorships. None of that money came from customers, APS claimed, as it submitted spending records to the Arizona Corporation Commission on two successive Friday afternoons, most …

SRP looks at another solar rate alternative, but new proposal doesn’t appease critics; a ‘cynical proposal,’ says Rose Law Group co-founder, senior partner, and director of Renewable Energy, Court Rich

Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Sunrun Inc. Corrections & Clarifications: A previous version of this article had the incorrect date of the Salt River Project board of directors meeting.  Salt River Project officials — facing criticism for the rates they charge solar customers — proposed a slightly more generous plan for those customers on Monday. It failed to win over the …

Salt River Project’s controversial solar rates could change, but alternatives raise concerns; Court Rich, Rose Law Group co-founder, senior partner, director of renewable energy, comments

Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Sunrun Inc. By Ryan Randazzo | Arizona Republic SRP’s solar rates are widely opposed by solar advocates but opponents say the alternatives are as bad or worse than current rates Salt River Project officials are considering changes to solar rates that have bogged the public utility in controversy for years — but the changes aren’t …

[SCOOP] The bright side of the Corporation Commission action related to Johnson Utilities

Rose Law Group Reporter Staff The Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) Tuesday issued an order that paves the way for continued growth in north-central Pinal County. When EPCOR and commission staff first approached the ACC just a few short weeks ago, they were jointly proposing a blanket moratorium stopping all new sewer and water interconnections into the Johnson Utilities’ system. What the …

ACC removes many restrictions on development as EPCOR works toward solutions to San Tan area water and sewer concerns. Rose Law Group Co-Founder Court Rich represents numerous builders and developers in matter and is quoted in the story.

By Ryan Randazzo |Arizona Republic Arizona utility regulators on Wednesday placed a partial moratorium on new water and sewer connections for the Johnson Utilities service area in Pinal County, limiting construction in one of the hottest housing markets in the state for at least six months. Dozens of homebuilders in the 160-square-mile area of Queen Creek, Florence and San Tan Valley …