What The Public Learned From The Utility Industry In 2018

Deceit, money in politics, astroturfing: 12 revelations from the electric utility industry

/ December 13, 2018
Arizona Corporation Commissioner Andy Tobin

Arizona Commissioner Andy Tobin texted APS lobbyists frequently, including about open rate case

Tobin asked APS lobbyist whether they had a “public information strategy planned” to combat negative media coverage of a rate increase request while the case was still pending

/ October 29, 2018
The Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP)

Kiana Sears, Tom Forese defend themselves against their connections to APS while other candidates weigh-in on the state’s energy future

A total of eight candidates are running for two seats on the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) this year, but that will change in just a few days after the primary...

/ August 23, 2018
The Harvard Electric Policy Group paid for utility regulators from the Arizona Corporation Commission to stay at the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay in March, 2015.

Utility-funded Harvard group has given tens of thousands of dollars in airfare, luxury hotels and meals to Arizona utility commissioners

An APS lobbyist suggested that AZ Commissioner Boyd Dunn join the group, whose director has testified directly on APS' behalf in front of the Commission.

/ July 23, 2018
Arizona Corporation Commissioner Tom Forese regulates APS

Updated: Arizona Corporation Commission Executive Director resigns in latest scandal

Report: Forese actually fired Vogt because he was standing up to APS' interests; wife's work for Veridus was convenient excuse

/ July 6, 2018

AZ regulators reject APS plans for gas investment, as APS tries to avoid potential renewable energy obligations

APS is the top campaign donor to the legislator behind a maneuver that would protect it and other utilities from an RPS increase measure on the ballot this November

/ March 14, 2018

APS will try to kill renewable energy ballot measure so that it can keep building gas plants

Expect APS to come out swinging against a new renewable energy ballot initiative.

/ February 14, 2018

Arizona Utility commissioner gave keynote to natural gas lobbyists at private steakhouse meeting

Arizona utility commissioners Andy Tobin and Tom Forese attended and spoke at a private conference of lobbyists for pipeline development, according to a conference agenda

/ December 21, 2017

Arizona’s Andy Tobin Asks for Subsidy to Keep Coal Plant Running

Last week, Arizona Corporation Commissioner Andy Tobin proposed a Settlement Agreement to keep one of the oldest, most polluting coal plants in the Western U.S., Navajo Generating Station (NGS), running...

/ May 4, 2017