18 Mar '13, 2am

via @greentechmedia

via @greentechmedia

Solar advocates in Arizona are celebrating a victory -- Republican Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) veteran Gary Pierce has withdrawn his proposal to alter the state’s Renewable Energy Standard and Tariff (REST) and reduce the fifteen percent renewables by 2025 requirement on Arizona’s investor-owned utilities. At Pierce’s informal and unexpected proposal for the cut in January, “defenders of Arizona’s solar future sprang into action,” wrote Arizona blogger Will Greene . Environment Arizona led a rally and announced opposition while CREDO Action progressive activists started an online petition that won nearly 7,000 signatures and leveled a flurry of opposition calls and emails at the ACC. Solar champion Gabby Giffords’ successor in the U.S. Congress, Representative Ron Barber (D-AZ) , pointed out that an REST cutback would cost the state renewable energy jobs. Pierce p...

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