In the ongoing and odd ideological battle against renewable energy, the Goldwater Institute has serially tried to invalidate Arizona’s renewable energy rules, saying the Arizona Corporation Commission didn’t have the authority, God and the Constitution demand the mythical unsubsidized coal, perhaps a communist plot hmm?, yadada, etc. The AZ Court of Appeals just told them to go pound sand. The ruling, here (pdf). Underlying this legal victory is a re-affirmation of the value of renewable energy to Arizona. The court essentially found that the Commission acted in the public interest, and had a robust record to back it up. From …
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Adam Browning is the executive director of Vote Solar.