Court Rich, Rose Law Group co-founder and renewable energy department director, weighs in on bill to strip AZ regulators of power to make clean-energy rules

By Ryan Randazzo | Arizona Republic Lawmakers moved Wednesday to strip the Arizona Corporation Commission of its power to make rules about clean energy in the state, following regulators’ move to require electric companies to get all of their energy from carbon-free sources by 2050. The House voted 31-28 on House Bill 2248 on Wednesday, with one member not voting. …

Fossil fuel pollution causes one in five premature deaths globally; Rose Law Group Co-Founder Court Rich comments on the study.

By Matthew Green | Reuters LONDON (Reuters) – Pollution from fossil fuels causes one in five premature deaths globally, suggesting the health impacts of burning coal, oil and natural gas may be far higher than previously thought, according to a study published on Tuesday. Parts of China, India, Europe and the northeastern United States are among the hardest-hit areas, suffering …

Rose Law Group Co-Founder, Court Rich, tells Utility Dive new legislation aimed at halting implementation of Arizona’s new clean energy rules will be bad for business.

By Herman Trabish | Utility Dive Controversial proposed Arizona legislation would impose limits on the authority of the state’s elected utility regulators and make their recent groundbreaking zero-emissions mandate unconstitutional. Senate Bill 1175 expresses longstanding concerns from some lawmakers regarding overreach by the elected Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC), stakeholders agreed. But those concerns were aggravated by the ACC’s November approval of …

Done deal! EPCOR closes on Johnson Utilities! Rose Law Group Co-Founder Court Rich talks about it in AZCentral

(Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents landowners and homebuilders working with the ACC to find a utility solution in the Johnson Utilities service area.) By Ryan Randazzo | Arizona Republic EPCOR USA has acquired the troubled Johnson Utilities water and sewer company in the East Valley, ending a decades-long saga between the utility company and regulators that affected tens of thousands …

Johnson Utilities customers will not face immediate rate hike after pending sale; Court Rich, Rose Law Group co-founder, calls sale of utility a cause for celebration

(Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents landowners and homebuilders working with the ACC to find a utility solution in the Johnson Utilities service area.) By Sonu Wasu | ABC15 Watch the ABC 15 broadcast here. “This deal helps protect ratepayers while making sure the San Tan Valley area can finally move forward with a competent utility enabling growth and economic development …

Arizona regulators OK’d carbon-free energy rules; now the Legislature could strip their powers; a danger for Arizona, says Court Rich,Co-Founder, Senior Partner, and Director Renewable Energy and Regulatory Law Departments

Getty Images By Ryan Randazzo | Arizona Republic In November, the Arizona Corporation Commission passed rules that update the Renewable Energy Standard and Tariff that was implemented by an all-Republican commission in 2006. Republican lawmakers are trying to block Arizona’s clean-energy rules by prohibiting energy regulators from forcing electric companies to shift to 100% carbon-free energy. Related: Biden to pause new …

Johnson Utilities settlement paves way for sale to EPCOR

(Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents landowners and homebuilders working with the ACC to find a utility solution in the Johnson Utilities service area.) By Rose Law Group Reporter PHOENIX (January 26, 2021) – Officials from the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) and the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) announced today a series of settlement agreements to address historic Johnson Utilities, …

Power grab? Twin bills look to strip ACC of some authority; Court Rich, Rose Law Group co-founder and renewable energy department director, talks to ABC15

Court Rich, Rose Law Group co-founder and renewable energy department director comments to ABC 15 about the effort to strip the Arizona Corporation Commission of some authority. By Madelaine Braggs | Rose Law Group Reporter Arizona lawmakers are proposing two bills to limit the authority of the Arizona Corporation Commission. Rich and attorneys at Rose Law Group have worked closely with the …

Regulators OK Sale Of Johnson Utilities; ‘A Huge Deal,’ Says Court Rich, Co-Founder Of Rose Law Group

(Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents landowners and homebuilders working with the ACC to find a utility solution in the Johnson Utilities service area.) By Ryan Randazzo | Arizona Republic Arizona utility regulators on Tuesday approved a controversial deal for EPCOR USA to purchase the troubled Johnson Utilities water and wastewater company in the far East Valley, and for customers to …