APS spends $11 million to keep 50% renewables measure off ballot | Utility Dive
Arizona Public Service has spent nearly $11 million since last autumn to combat a renewable energy ballot proposal in its state, according to a new report from a liberal watchdog group.
APS shelled out $6.4 million in the last three months to prevent the measure, which targets 50% renewable energy by 2030, from reaching the ballot, the Energy and Policy Institute (EPI) reports. Much of the money was spent on robocalls and paying petition collectors for the clean energy initiative to stop signing up voters, according to local reports.
APS declined to confirm or deny their spending, but one official for its parent company told Utility Dive the utility opposes the measure because it would raise prices for consumers and could push it to retire its Palo Verde nuclear plant. Despite APS efforts, the initiative qualified this month for the November ballot.
The 1 percent controlled top down monopoly that is the dirty and toxic nuclear/fossil fuel cabal is fighting like crazy to stay in absolute power and control.