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 …
Get Grist in Your Inbox
Adam Browning is the executive director of Vote Solar.
Millions alive today would have to die before the paleo diet could take over
Goodbye, everyone! A massive hole has opened at the End of the World
Mother jailed for letting her daughter run free — at the playground
Lay off the almond milk, you ignorant hipsters
Nestlé doesn’t want you to know how much water it’s bottling from the California desert