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Arizona Passes 15 Percent Renewable Energy Standard
Renewable energy technologies got a boost in an Arizona Corporation Commission vote this week. In a state known for its sunshine but not as well known for large, swiftly moving rivers and streams or large-scale geothermal opportunities, state regulators set high standards for renewable energy, hoping to capitalize on Arizona's sunshine and other renewable energy technologies.
ARIZONA HOUSE BILL 2429
Group says Arizona should introduce renewable energy mandates
Arizona should take the lead in developing solar and other renewable energy sources by mandating that renewables provide 20 percent of total electricity consumed statewide by 2020, a consumer group said in a report unveiled Thursday.
Trends in Greenhouse Gas Emissions (posted 04/27/05)
In 2003, approximately 86 percent of the energy consumed in the United States was produced through the combustion of fossil fuels.
Electricity generators consumed 35 percent of U.S. energy from fossil fuels and emitted 41 percent of the CO2 from fossil fuel combustion in 2003.
Trends in Greenhouse Gas Emissions (Full report in PDF)
End-Use Consumption of Electricity 2001
Electricity is consumed for a wide variety of uses in the home. This web product presents a detailed account of the amount of electricity used to operate numerous appliances in 2001.
Essential to economies, electric power is in the spotlight worldwide
Though politics continue to prevent passage of comprehensive national energy legislation, US electricity demand for 2005 is expected to increase 2.1%
GREAT NEW ANNOUNCEMENT! (Posted 02/19/05)
ARIZONA IS CONSIDERING EXPANDING THE "ENVIRONMENTAL PORTFOLIO STANDARD"
Executive Summary Proposed EPS Changes
or for the full report: EPS-StaffRpt-01-21-05.pdf
Arizona Public Policy
These are recommendations for Arizona's solar industry:
The Case for Decentralized Generation of Electricity
Highly centralized generation of electrical power is a paradigm that has outlived its usefulness. Decentralized generation could save $5 trillion in capital investment, reduce power costs by 40 percent, reduce vulnerabilities, and cut greenhouse gas emissions in half.
Legal requirements and rules in being an electric utility company in Arizona.
CLOSING PRESS CONFERENCE and STATEMENTS
Annual Report Arizona Corporations Commission 01-02.pdf
Energy Net Imports.pdf
Appliances Consumption Tables.pdf
Appliances Expenditures Tables.pdf
2001 Consumption and Expenditures.pdf
Appliances Consumption Tables.pdf
Electric Contraints Map.pdf
Utility Company Laws and Rules 11-00rules.pdf
House Gasoline Shortage Working Group
Final Report 1/21/04 Arizona Fuel Supply Report
AZ Energy Infrastructure.pdf
This analysis of energy infrastructure covers the electricity, natural gas and petroleum product industries in Arizona and the Western United States
Alternative Energy (posted 3/30/04)
State regulators renewed their commitment to cleaner energy [on Feb. 10] by increasing the amount of power some of Arizona's biggest electric utilities would have to derive from renewable resources such as solar, water and wind.
Retail Electric Competition Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (posted 3/9/04)
In the past, your electric utility operated as a monopoly. It both generated and delivered energy to you. In this new era, these combined services will be split into at least 2 parts - generation and delivery.
Renewable Portfolio Standard programs by state (posted 7/17/03)
This map depicts the status of the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) by state. There are 13 states that have enacted a requirement where a certain percentage of the energy provided by the utilities in those states must be derived from renewable resources, like wind, solar, landfill gas-to-energy, biomass, or geothermal.
"Stranded Costs" in Arizona (posted 4/11/03)
A history of how each utility company has been allowed to recover costs from consumers.
Retail Access in Arizona (posted 4/11/03)
Retail access has been opened to areas of APS, SRP & TEP.
Arizona's Net Generation of Electricity versus it's Use (posted 3/10/03)
Do we generate enough for our own use?
Arizona's Utility Capacity (Today & Projected) (posted 3/10/03)
Excerpts from Staff Report
The State of Arizona, Utilities Commission minutes of the recent "Generic Docket". Some pages have been extracted and highlighted to show emphasis.
Response to Docket
Our letter to the Utility Commissions of the State of Arizona in response to the reading of the "Generic Docket".
NEA-ESCO's Position Paper
Our stated position on the current state of energy generation and where and how we ought to go.
Utility Commissions Authority
Defects in the wholesale market
Disincentives for Renewable Technology's Growth
During Vertical Renewables
History of Retail Electric Competition in AZ
How Does Competition effect Renewables
Is Residential Choice Real?
Natural gas pipeline
Pollution control measures
Are Electric prices controlled by Natural Gas Prices?
Replace Dirty Plants?
Security Since Sept11
What Incentives Competitive Market?
What Incentives Vertical Market?
Summary of Alternatives in Arizona: State Approach
Transmission Distribution Renewables
AZ Manufactures Solar Products
Detailed information about who manufactures solar products in Arizona, how to contact them.
SRP Solar Choice.htm
Two different programs for customers of SRP.
APS Solar Price.htm
One program of APS designed for promotion of Solar usage.
SunShare PV Buydown
TEP's program for those in TEP's area.
Environmental Portfolio Standard Minutes
EPS Final Rules
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