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 …

SRP officials hotly contest clean energy ballot measure; SRP’s contribution is “offensive,” says Court Rich, Rose Law Group senior partner, director of Renewable Energy Department 

By Ryan Randazzo | Arizona Republic Salt River Project officials on Monday hotly debated whether they should get involved in campaign efforts opposing a clean-energy ballot measure that voters will decide in November. The public utility ultimately decided to contribute a token $50,000 toward the effort but with the promise the funds won’t go to groups affiliated with Arizona Public …

TEP to join opposition to Arizona clean-energy initiative; ‘not surprising,’ says Rose Law Group Senior Partner and Director of Renewable Energy Department Court Rich

  By David Wichner | Arizona Daily Star Tucson Electric Power Co. hasn’t actively campaigned against a ballot proposition that would require state-regulated utilities to dramatically increase their use of renewable energy sources like solar and wind. Until now. UNS Energy Inc., parent of TEP and sister rural utility UNS Electric, has formed and plans to fund two political action …

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 …