• Arizona Appeals Court Allows Utility to Burn Trash for Renewable Energy
  • July 27, 2015
  • Law Firm: Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP - Washington Office
  • Despite resistance from the Sierra Club, the Arizona Court of Appeals ruled to allow the Mohave Electric Cooperative (“Mohave”) to burn trash for renewable energy, acknowledging the Arizona Corporation Commission’s (the “Commission”) constitutional authority to regulate such issues. Before the project was stopped by the Sierra Club, the Commission previously allowed Mohave to count 90 percent of the energy from trash burning at its facility toward the requirement that renewable energy constitutes at least 15 percent of a utility’s energy portfolio.