Energy & Fuel

AZ Commissioner Probes Utility's Secret Funding Of Anti-Solar Campaign

"An Arizona utility commissioner is asking for all the key players in a debate over a solar energy policy in the state to reveal any additional secret funding of nonprofits or public relations campaigns. The probe comes after Arizona Public Service, the state's largest utility, admitted last week that it had been secretly contributing to outside nonprofits running negative ads against solar power."

Source: Huffington Post, 11/01/2013

"Looking for a Way Around Keystone XL, Canadian Oil Hits the Rails"

"HOUSTON -- Over the past two years, environmentalists have chained themselves to the White House fence and otherwise coalesced around stopping the Keystone XL pipeline as their top priority in the fight against global warming. But even if President Obama rejects the pipeline, it might not matter much. Oil companies are already building rail terminals to deliver oil from western Canada to the United States, and even to Asia."

Source: NY Times, 10/31/2013

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