The Battle Over Arizona’s Clean Energy Mix

By [email protected] As election season heats up, so is a fight over a ballot initiative to boost Arizona’s renewable energy portfolio standard to 50 percent by 2030.

In November, residents will vote on whether or not to enshrine the increase in Arizona’s constitution under Proposition 127. The state’s current RPS is 15 percent by 2025.

Arizona Public Service, the state’s largest utility, is strongly opposed to the increase. In July, Arizonans for Affordable Electricity, a political action committee funded by APS’ parent company Pinnacle West Capital Corp., filed a lawsuit to keep the renewable energy initiative off the ballot. The PAC claims proponents

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