Arizona takes key –yet confusing– step toward 100% clean energy standard

Rose Law Group Reporter At the conclusion of its workshop Wednesday on updating Arizona’s renewable energy standard and other key energy rules, the Arizona Corporation Commission took an important vote to endorse a 100% clean energy future.  After the last presentation of the two-day workshop wrapped up, Chairman Bob Burns made a motion that the Commission direct its staff to …

Rose Law Group Coronavirus Task Force Report (Part II)

Rose Law Group Reporter Rose Law Group stands committed to serving the community where it can amid the Coronavirus chaos. Our daily Dealmaker publication is committed to seeking something useful or positive relating about the situation each day as that is hard to find in the regular news. The Rose Law Group Coronavirus Task Force will continue to produce information and ideas on things your business may want to consider. This is …

Proposal would let power customers avoid paying for renewable energy. RLG Renewable Energy Department Director, Court Rich, tells AZCentral measure would create ‘rate chaos.’

A television ad states: “California tried the clean energy mandate and their rates are increasing three times the national average.” AZ Fact Check takes a look. /Photo: Getty Images By Ryan Randazzo | The Republic An Arizona lawmaker is proposing to change the state Constitution so that electric companies are required to offer customers a way to opt out of …

Scottsdale OKs Downtown Short-Term Rental Plan

By Wayne Schutsky | Scottsdale Progress (Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents STR Ventures.) A once-controversial short-term rental project near Scottsdale City Hall passed the City Council with little fanfare or opposition just months after the Planning Commission recommended its rejection. On Feb. 5, the council voted 6-1 to approve a zoning change requested by STR Ventures, removing first-floor residential limits …

Legislators propose governor, not voters, choose utility regulators; Rose Law Group Co-Founder Court Rich finds proposal ‘surprising’

By Elizabeth Whitman | Phoenix New Times An Arizona legislator is proposing that the state’s five energy regulators be appointed by the governor, instead of elected by voters as they are now. The suggested change would be a significant revision of the state’s constitution, and the proposal lands at a time of intense scrutiny for Arizona’s so-called fourth body of …

Residents say they are under siege with rampant party houses; Rose Law Group Co-Founder Court Rich comments

Shared economy pursuit at Arizona Legislature translates to neighborhood motels, residents say By Melissa Rosequist | Scottsdale Independent Residents of the Town of Paradise Valley and surrounding communities say they are living a nightmare — often involving scantily-clad women, beer bottles and general unsafe conditions — as the repercussions of SB1350 is creating unrest in neighborhoods across the state. While Paradise …

Scottsdale approves vacation rental rezoning project

Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents STR Ventures Rose Law Group Reporter Staff The Scottsdale City Council voted 6-1 Tuesday night to approve zoning changes for five downtown properties to enable them to be used as vacation rentals.  The applicant property owner was represented by land-use attorney Court Rich from Rose Law Group. During the hearing, Rich told the council how the applicant worked closely …

Top 10 moments in Arizona solar policy in the past decade

Rose Law Group’s co-founder, Court Rich, takes a look back at the highlights of what was a wild and contentious decade for solar policy in Arizona. Court and his department at Rose Law Group have been fortunate enough to have played a significant role in each item on this top-ten list. 2010 The Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) ruled in favor of SolarCity, clarifying …