"Voters in Arizona trounced a proposal to require more renewable energy yesterday, while Nevadans backed a similar measure but easily defeated a plan to usher in retail electric choice.
The results capped months of campaigning that saw tens of millions of dollars pour in from utility and clean energy interests. The mixed outcome offers a window into the priorities of Western voters as they weigh different forms of energy and the role of mandates and competition.
Opponents of Arizona's renewable ballot measure, Proposition 127, had more than double the votes of supporters, according to results on a state website. The proposal, which would have affected regulated utilities such as Arizona Public Service Co. (APS) and Tucson Electric Power, sought a renewable standard of at least 50 percent by 2030 on annual retail power sales."