Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Wrong-track bill could drive solar company out of AZ

The Arizona Republic

The governor last month touted a solar-panel manufacturer's plan to open its first U.S. plant in Goodyear, but on Tuesday the company warned it could pull those plans if a bill impacting renewable energy is passed.

The House Government Committee voted 5-2 to pass House Bill 2701. It now moves on to the Rules Committee.

The measure chips away at the requirement that regulated utility companies work toward providing 15 percent of their power from renewable-energy sources by 2025 in several ways, including allowing nuclear power to count toward the goal.

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