Solar Projects Speeding Up In Arizona; Rose Law Group Co-Founder And Renewable Energy Dept. Director Court Rich Comments On The Development Burst

By Corina Vanek | Phoenix Business Journal Governments and businesses shifting to renewable energy has led to a series of massive land deals in Arizona for solar projects, with more in the works. Vermaland, one of the state’s largest private landowners, has leased 2,000 acres in Gila Bend to a solar developer in April, and soon after leased 1,600 acres …

Rose Law Group Co-Founder Court Rich Talks To Utility Dive About Recently Approved Arizona Program Aimed At Encouraging Home Use Of Rechargeable Batteries Paired With Rooftop Solar

(Disclosure: Rose Law Group represented a party on this issue in front of the ACC.) By Emma Penrod | Utility Dive Dive Brief: The Arizona Corporation Commission last month approved the state’s first residential battery storage program — an incentive pilot proposed in August by the Arizona Public Service Company. Around the same time, Green Mountain Power (GMP) said its …

Ruling sets up renewable energy fight between Corp Comm, lawmakers, Rose Law Group co-founder Court Rich quoted

 By Jeremy Duda | AZ Mirror   The Arizona Supreme Court may have opened the door to allowing the legislature to overrule the Corporation Commission on renewable energy standards, a longtime goal of some conservative lawmakers who dislike the mandates imposed on electrical utilities.   On July 31, the court upheld the commission’s decision to appoint an interim manager for …

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 …

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 …