Utilities Fiddle While Arizona Burns

As the temperature climbs, Arizona's utilities keep investing in fossil fuels that exacerbate climate change and present cost risks to customers.

/ July 28, 2017

Tucson Electric Power: Ignoring Water, Climate Change Risks

Tucson Electric Power is investing in new natural gas and old coal rather than distributed and utility-scale solar, heightening the region's water risks.

/ June 16, 2017

Despite record solar+storage deal, TEP still plans more gas, underwhelming solar growth

Tucson is awash in sunshine, but TEP’s future plans indicate that it will continue running very old coal plants, and increasing its use of natural gas far more than solar.

/ May 31, 2017

Andy Tobin Pushes To Keep Open Dirtiest Coal Plant In The Western United States

The Najavo Generating Station is one of the oldest, dirtiest coal-fired power plants. It is also one of the country’s largest CO2 emitters.

/ February 13, 2017

Arizona Regulators Blunt Solar Progress

Arizona could be a solar hotbed, but regulators there have stunted the market, causing the state to fall behind other leaders in solar growth.

/ October 13, 2016

Harvard University Electricity Policy Group

The Harvard Electricity Policy Group (HEPG) is run by Ashley Brown, a former commissioner on the Ohio Public Utilities Commission, who has publicly criticized distributed renewable energy repeatedly for months while also providing expert testimony on behalf of utility companies...

/ January 21, 2016

Harvard Electricity Policy Group

The Harvard Electricity Policy Group (HEPG) is a utility-funded university institute that comments and provides research on the electricity sector. Ashley Brown is the Executive Director and previously served as a Commissioner of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio. Brown...

/ July 28, 2015

Arizona Net Metering Attacks

There is perhaps no greater attack on net metering ongoing than that being unleashed by the utility industry in Arizona. Starting in 2013, Arizona Public Service (APS), the state’s largest utility, admitted that it had paid a Koch-funded group (60...

/ July 28, 2015