• 5 minutes Oil prices forecast
  • 8 minutes Nuclear Power Can Be Green – But At A Price
  • 11 minutes Projection Of Experts: Oil Prices Expected To Stay Anchored Around $65-70 Through 2023
  • 16 minutes Europe Slipping into Recession?
  • 24 mins *Happy Dance* ... U.S. Shale Oil Slowdown
  • 2 hours Emissions from wear of brakes and tyres likely to be higher in supposedly clean vehicles, experts warn
  • 4 hours Germany: Russia Can Save INF If It Stops Violating The Treaty
  • 11 hours UK, Stay in EU, Says Tusk
  • 11 hours Socialists want to exorcise the O&G demon by 2030
  • 4 hours How Is Greenland Dealing With Climate Change?
  • 2 days Connection Between Climate Rules And German's No-Limit Autobahns? Strange, But It Exists
  • 1 hour Is Natural Gas Renewable? I say yes it is.
  • 3 days Chevron to Boost Spend on Quick-Return Projects
  • 2 days Maritime Act of 2020 and pending carbon tax effects
  • 10 hours Saudi Private Jet Industry Stalls After Corruption Crackdown
  • 3 days Conspiracy - Theory versus Reality
Oil Markets Could See Deficit In 2019

Oil Markets Could See Deficit In 2019

The OPEC+ cuts and slowing…

Oil Prices Lag Despite Early OPEC Cuts

Oil Prices Lag Despite Early OPEC Cuts

OPEC already started cutting crude…

Arizona's Solar Advocates Call Planned Support Levels Anemic

While Tucson Electric Power Co. focuses on bringing additional large utility-scale solar projects online, advocates of solar energy are decrying TEP efforts to cut significantly funding for solar-energy systems installed by local commercial customers.

Government-affairs representative for the Tucson Green Chamber of Commerce and the Tucson-based solar installation firm Technicians for Sustainability Lon Huber said TEP's plan would provide only "anemic" support for the future development of commercial solar power, even though TEP's future forecasts suggest an increase in renewable standards, The Arizona Star reported.
|
Abco/Westcap Solar President Charlie O'Dowd said, "When they're trying to fulfill their mandate, it doesn't seem to me it's in the interest of the whole spirit of it to put the kibosh on commercial (development)."

TEP spokesman Joe Salkowski said, "Until 2010, we were having great success with commercial systems while residential was lagging. Now residential is performing well, and we're ahead of the curve on commercial."

The Arizona Corporation Commission intends to discuss the commercial-solar issue during its regular open meeting later this week, as TEP has proposed spending $44 million in taxpayer money on solar and other renewable-energy generating projects in 2012, a increase from roughly $36 million in 20011, with next year’s fees incorporating about $5 million in funds carried over from 2010.

By. Joao Peixe, Deputy Editor OilPrice.com



Join the discussion | Back to homepage

Leave a comment

Leave a comment

Oilprice - The No. 1 Source for Oil & Energy News