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Arizona Utility Spends Millions Fighting Renewable Energy Measure

July 18, 2018, 8:39 PM

The owner of Arizona’s largest electric utility is spending millions of dollars to defeat a measure that would require the company and others in the state to produce more energy from wind, solar, and other renewable sources.

Pinnacle West Capital Corporation, the parent company of utility giant Arizona Public Service Co., spent about $7.5 million through June on a campaign telling voters that more renewable resources would mean higher prices for customers, according to new campaign-finance reports. Clean Energy for a Healthy Arizona is spearheading a November ballot measure to mandate that regulated utilities get ...