ScrambleWatch Q&A: Republican Bob Stump on Renewable Energy Standards

As a part of our coverage for the Arizona Corporation Commission race, ScrambleWatch asked Republican Bob Stump about the role of the agency in setting policy about clean energy.

Is the free market the proper mechanism to promote cleaner energy or should government be involved?

I think it needs to be both. I’ve said publicly on many occasions that I think it was appropriate that the ACC set an inspirational goal of 15 percent to nudge utilities in the right direction. Obviously the 15 percent will have to be reviewed annually, as it is by the ACC to ensure that market conditions and the latest technological innovations are in place, to ensure that utilities can meet that Continue reading