Arizona Corporation Commissioner Justin Olson

Arizona Commissioner Justin Olson answered questions about Arizona’s energy policy by copying parts of an APS memo verbatim, emails show

Emails show that Olson forwarded a Wall Street analyst's questions to an APS lobbyist, then read from APS' answers verbatim.

/ October 18, 2018
APS gives Arizonans for Affordable Electricity, Arizonans for Sustainable Energy Policy millions to attack Prop 127, elect candidates

APS spending against Prop 127 renewable energy initiative reaches $22 million

Mark Cardenas, Democrat who came out against Prop 127, got $8,000 in “consulting” fees from APS-backed PAC

/ October 16, 2018

APS pushed county administrators to pass legally questionable resolutions against clean energy initiative

Arizona Public Service (APS) orchestrated a campaign to get counties and towns across Arizona to pass resolutions decrying Prop 127, a renewable energy ballot initiative, through means that one county’s legal counsel advised may have been illegal. The monopoly utility...

/ October 9, 2018
A key aide to Attorney General Mark Brnovich inserted edits to the language describing Prop 127 for voters which aligned with utility APS' position on the initiative.

Backers of Prop 127 call for independent investigation of Brnovich over edits to renewable energy ballot language

Backers of Prop 127, the ballot initiative that would increase Arizona’s use of renewable energy, are calling for an independent investigation of the conduct of Attorney General Mark Brnovich and his office after revelations last week that one of Brnovich’s...

/ September 26, 2018

Bill Wehrum: A top Trump official at EPA delivers for former utility industry clients

Update for September 18, 2018: As first reported today by E&E News, EPA’s Bill Wehrum has filed a recusal letter that names former clients, including the Utility Air Regulatory Group, Dominion Energy and Duke Energy, he has met with since joining the...

/ September 18, 2018
Arizonans for Affordable Electricity's ad against clean energy Prop 127. APS also funds anti-#InvestInEd organizations.

APS uses teachers in ads against Prop 127, but has history of funding anti-public education organizations

The Arizona utility has funded and worked closely with three organizations that have been opponents of the #InvestInEd movement to increase teacher pay.

/ September 17, 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 election on August 28. Primary voters will decide which two...

/ 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
Bob Stump, a former ACC commissioner, now runs the Arizona Energy Policy Group, a trade association for Arizona utilities.

Revolving door swings former AZ utility commissioner Bob Stump back into the arms of APS

Stump's new trade association will represent Arizona utilities in front of his former colleagues at the ACC.

/ July 6, 2018