Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Let the sun shine in, Arizona!

Arizona could expand its renewable energy economy, depending on a vote Friday by the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC). A majority "yes" vote could make AZ the second largest solar program in the U.S.

proposed regulation would require 15% of all electricity sold by utilities to come from renewable sources like wind and solar by the year 2025.

The ACC's vote later this week marks the end of a two-year process to expand Arizona's current Environmental Portfolio Standard, which only required 1.1 percent of electricity sold in the state to come from renewables (hardly seems worthy to even be called a standard).

The vote is expected to be close, and clean energy supporters are encouraged to attend the vote. If interested, find more details here.

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