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AriSEIA's News You Can Use
November 19, 2020
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Twenty organizations, including AriSEIA, applauded a vote last week by Arizona Corporation Commissioners requiring utilities to be 100% carbon-free by 2050 and meet benchmarks along the way. The bipartisan decision also established a new energy efficiency policy to help customers save money on their electricity bills. 

Solar+Storage Industry Updates
Solar Industry Congratulates Elected Officials, Releases Outline of Policy Priorities

Last week, SEIA released a statement congratulating our elected officials and calling upon bipartisan support to grow clean energy jobs and the economy. Click here to learn more. Additionally, SEIA shared an outline of policies that it is asking President-elect Biden and the newly elected Congress to act on during their first 100 days in office. Click here to learn more.
Notable Dates:
  • November 30 - ACC Telephonic Public Comment for APS Rate Case (View Docket)

  • December 2 - Vote Solar "What's Next for Clean Energy Progress" Webinar (RSVP)

  • December 8 & 9 - ACC Open Meeting
Local and National Updates
Solar Industry Prioritizes Tax Credit Extension, Trade Policy for Biden Administration
Extending the federal Investment Tax Credit is the top priority for the Solar Energy Industries Association as it heads into four years of a Joe Biden presidency. 
Carbon-free energy rules move ahead in Arizona; renewable source requirement scrapped
Arizona utility regulators approved new clean-energy rules on Friday that will require electric companies to provide 100% carbon-free energy by 2050, with interim benchmarks between now and then. The final rules passed Friday include a host of other requirements, from energy efficiency requirements and battery storage policies for utilities.
Arizona Corporation Commission gets 2 Republicans, 1 Democrat
Two Republicans and one Democrat have won their races in the little-watched battle for control of Arizona’s utility regulatory commission. Current Arizona Corporation Commission member Lea Marquez Peterson and retired finance industry professional Jim O’Connor are the Republicans. The Democrat is current Tolleson mayor and former state senator Anna Tovar.
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