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 …

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 …

Metro Phoenix 6th in national study of solar penetration; ‘amazing’ given existing roadblocks, says Court Rich, co-founder, and director of Renewable Energy

By Orion Rummler | Axios Five cities in California have the nation’s highest density of homes with solar panels, while Detroit has the lowest, according to new analysis that uses AI to track solar deployment via high-resolution aerial imagery. What they did: Cape Analytics analyzed visual data on tens of millions of homes in major metro areas nationwide by working …

Unprecedented power outages begin in California as winds bring critical fire danger; rooftop solar demand spike likely, says Rose Law Group co-founder Court Rich

By Joseph Serna, Jaclyn Cosgrove, Patrick McGreevy | Los Angeles Times In an unprecedented move, Pacific Gas & Electric early Wednesday began shutting off power to about 800,000 customers across Northern California in an attempt to avoid wildfires caused by winds damaging power equipment. The first power cutoffs, expected to affect 513,000 customers, began shortly after midnight in several counties around Sacramento, …

Rose Law Group Co-Founder Court Rich in Arizona Republic on how Chevron executive is secretly pushing anti-electric car effort in Arizona2

By Ryan Randazzo | Arizona Republic A California lobbyist for Chevron Corp. is urging retirees of the oil company in Arizona to oppose electric-car policies here, saying the vehicles are too expensive for most people and should not be promoted. A handful of people who either retired from Chevron or from Unocal, which Chevron acquired in 2005, have used the …

[OPINION] In defense of requiring solar on all new homes

By Court Rich | Senior Partner/Director Rose Law Group Renewable Energy Dept. Last Wednesday, the California Energy Commission implemented a requirement that all new homes constructed after January 1, 2020, include rooftop solar. This requirement builds upon previous state codes that, like many jurisdictions across the country, already required every new home to have a “solar-ready roof” to accommodate future …

SRP threatens solar candidates over trademark

‘That is some brazen governmental hypocrisy on display,’ said Court Rich, Rose Law Group senior partner, and director of the Renewable Energy Department Five candidates who want Salt River Project to use more solar energy received four cease-and-desist letters from SRP attorneys, reports Ryan Randazzo of The Arizona Republic. Calling it “SRP Clean Energy,” the five created a website as …

Net metering is dead. Long live net metering; Court Rich, Rose Law Group senior partner and director of Renewable Energy Department, calls Arizona the ‘Concord and Lexington’ of net metering conflicts

The must-see panel of Intersolar North America (if you could only see one) discussed the most pressing issue in distributed solar today: What’s happening with net metering – and where does the industry go from here? By Frank Andorka and Christian Roselund | PV Magazine At 9 am on Tuesday morning, one of the most important issues in the industry was …