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 …

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 …

[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 …

Tucson Electric Power’s solar rate plan jeered, cheered at public hearing

Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents parties to TEP’s rate case By David Wichner | Arizona Daily Star A proposal to reduce reimbursements for future Tucson Electric Power Co. solar customers drew a standing-room only crowd at an Arizona Corporation Commission public comment hearing Monday. And while most of the TEP customers who spoke derided TEP’s proposal as anti-solar, TEP got support …

37 Community, Environmental, and Public Health Groups Call on Arizona Corporation Commission to Consider Full Benefits of Rooftop Solar

(Editor’s note: News releases are published unedited, unless they contain factual errors.) Phoenix, AZ—Today, 37 community, environmental, and public health groups, representing tens of thousands of Arizonans, filed a letter (attached) with the Arizona Corporation Commission asking that it consider the full benefits of rooftop solar in its Value of Distributed Generation proceeding. “Our letter asks commissioners to fairly consider …

For now, Corp Comm puts brakes on big changes for solar customers

By Rachel Leingang | Arizona Capitol Times The Arizona Corporation Commission today approved a small fee on solar customers in a much-watched rate case, shutting down a request from a utility for big changes to solar rate design and net metering. UniSource Energy Services wanted all of its residential customers to move onto three-part rates, which include a basic service fee, …