The ramifications of APS decision not to spend on Corporation Commission primary; Court Rich, Rose Law Group senior partner and director of Renewable Energy Department, says don’t think the utility won’t spend in future elections

By Katie Campbell and Jeremy | Arizona Capitol Times The state’s largest utility is staying out of the Republican primary race for two open Arizona Corporation Commission seats, risking a shakeup that could have serious ramifications for the company. Whether the literal powerhouse that is Arizona Public Service has had a change of heart about its history of election spending …

Relaxed fuel standards could jeopardize Arizona’s air quality; ‘huge issue in Phoenix area,’ says Court Rich, Rose Law Group partner and director of Renewable Energy Department

The state is opposing the Trump administration’s proposed changes over ozone pollution concerns By Zack Colman, E&E News | Scientific American The Trump administration’s plan to roll back federal car standards promises to be a major fight with California and other liberal states. But it’s also opposed by at least one state that voted for President Trump. Arizona wants to maintain the …

Johnson Utilities: ALJ recommends that ACC appoint Interim Manager; ‘something had to be done’ says Court Rich, Rose Law Group senior partner and director of Renewable Energy Department

By Jake Kincaid | Casa Grande Dispatch Administrative Law Judge Sarah Harping, who presided over the evidentiary hearing on Johnson Utilities’ operations, has recommended that the Arizona Corporation Commission appoint an interim manager for the company owned by George Johnson. The order and recommended opinion was released earlier than anticipated and orders staff to immediately begin efforts to obtain an …

[OPINION] In defense of requiring solar on all new homes

By Court Rich | Senior Partner/Director Rose Law Group Renewable Energy Dept. Last Wednesday, the California Energy Commission implemented a requirement that all new homes constructed after January 1, 2020, include rooftop solar. This requirement builds upon previous state codes that, like many jurisdictions across the country, already required every new home to have a “solar-ready roof” to accommodate future …

Maricopa council OKs rezoning for 776 acres against staff’s recommendations

Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents the property owner By Bethany Blundell | Maricopa Monitor Despite recommendations from staff, the City Council has unanimously approved rezoning for 776 acres in the southern part of the city for a major development. The area is called the Anderson Russell Planned Area Development, which is located south of the intersection of Anderson Road and …

[EXCLUSIVE] City of Maricopa approves 776 acre development

Rose Law Group Reporter Last night the City Council in the City of Maricopa unanimously approved a rezoning for the 776 acre Anderson Russell Planned Area Development. Anderson Russell is the first Planned Area Development that the City has approved under the City’s new Zoning Ordinance and becomes the largest community to be rezoned in Maricopa since before the economic …

SRP threatens solar candidates over trademark

‘That is some brazen governmental hypocrisy on display,’ said Court Rich, Rose Law Group senior partner, and director of the Renewable Energy Department Five candidates who want Salt River Project to use more solar energy received four cease-and-desist letters from SRP attorneys, reports Ryan Randazzo of The Arizona Republic. Calling it “SRP Clean Energy,” the five created a website as …

Medical Marijuana dispensaries to start paying personal property tax, assessor announces, Senior Partner Court Rich comments

By Ben Giles | Arizona Capitol Times Taxing personal property at medical marijuana dispensaries and growth operations may net Maricopa County schools more than $1 million, and likely more once the county assessor completes audits of taxes owed in previous years. Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen announced that the county’s 109 dispensaries, growth operations and medical marijuana card certification offices …