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 …

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 …

ACC votes to support solar development in Arizona

Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents solar developers that prevailed on this issue AZBigMedia Today, the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) voted to reject a request from the state’s investor-owned utilities to set two-year contract terms for renewable energy projects under the federal Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA). Instead, commissioners voted unanimously to set contract terms at 18 years, providing renewable energy developers …

Disruptor of the Year: Sunrun

Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Sunrun The solar and storage developer has been pioneering new business models to increase aggregation of distributed resources. By Iulia Gheorghiu | Utility Drive 2019 has been a huge year of firsts for the distributed resource industry: It saw the first aggregated solar and storage systems to win a bid in the wholesale market (in …

California ditched coal. The gas company is worried it’s next; ‘why use gas when we can use sunshine instead,’ Court Rich, Rose Law Group co-founder asks

By Sammy Roth | Los Angeles Times Every day, millions of Californians burn a planet-warming fossil fuel to cook dinner, stay warm or take a hot shower. Persuading people to stop using that fuel, natural gas, is shaping up to be the next act in California’s war on climate change. And unlike the state’s successful push to ditch coal — …

[OPINION] How to keep the lights on in wildfire season — go solar; but not only during fire season, says Rose Law Group Co-Founder Court Rich

By Susannah Churchill  | San Francisco Chronicle Forced power outages are not the right long-term solution for people who rely on powered medical devices, critical facilities like fire stations and hospitals, and our everyday connected lives. This week’s “public safety power shut-offs” for 800,000 California customers are a stark reminder of the new normal we cannot allow ourselves to quietly accept. Instead, …

[OPINION] Rose Law Group Co-Founder Court Rich in AZCentral: Here’s the question no one is asking about APS’s secret spending

Opinion: Why did APS funnel money to support the son of a regulator when he ran for secretary of state? The Corporation Commission needs to ask. By Court Rich, opinion contributor, senior partner, Rose Law Group  (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussion purposes only.) What struck me most about the Arizona Corporation Commission’s questioning of APS CEO Don …