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Keeping the Lights On in Arizona (Guest: Arizona State Rep. Mark Finchem)

September 12, 2018

Arizona State Rep. Mark Finchem describes why closing the coal-fired Navajo Generating Plant would cause problems for three states' power grids and why it is a bad idea to mandate 50 percent renewable energy.

Arizona State Rep. Mark Finchem explains why closing the coal-fired Navajo Generating Plant would cause problems for three states' power grids and Southern Arizona's water delivery. Further, it may not be legal. He also discusses why California Billionaire Tom Steyer's ballot initiative requiring 50 percent of the electric power provided by AZ utilities will compromise electric power reliability and raise rate payers energy costs -- fortunately, it may not make the ballot.
Author
H. Sterling Burnett, Ph.D. is a Heartland senior fellow on environmental policy and the managing editor of Environment & Climate News.
hsburnett@heartland.org