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PNS Daily Newscast - July 20, 2018.  


Trump now wants Putin to visit the White House this fall; Also on the Friday rundown: health insurance rates to rise by almost 9 percent in California; and as the climate crises reaches “Zero Hour” young people take a stand.

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Public News Service - AZ: Energy Policy

Replacing outdated appliances is a good way to save on electricity use, but Arizona utilities offer few rebate programs to encourage improved efficiency. (Inga Munsinger Cotton/Flickr)

PHOENIX – Arizonans know when the temperature climbs outside and their air conditioners are blowing, electric bills can climb, too. But consumer advocates say utilities in the state could be doing more to save energy – and save ratepayers money. Diane Brown, executive director of Ari

Many Arizona utilities offer multiple billing plans and itís important to know which plan youíre on.  (JC/Flickr)

PHOENIX – In many parts of Arizona, air conditioning season is already back. Consumer advocates say this is an important time of year to take a close look at how you're being billed for electricity. When you have the AC running, and your children come home from school for the summer, you w

Arizona has one of the sunniest climates, but also one of the lowest renewable energy standards in the West. (CleanHealthyAZ)

PHOENIX — A coalition of community groups and health organizations is throwing its support behind a ballot initiative, filed on Tuesday, that would force investor-owned utilities such as Arizona Public Service, Tucson Electric Power and electric cooperatives to get 50 percent of their energy f

Latino groups gathered Tuesday evening in Phoenix to watch the State of the Union address. (Promise Arizona)

PHOENIX – Progressive groups in Arizona are giving President Donald Trump's State of the Union address Tuesday night mostly negative reviews, saying they like the points he made about prison reform and lowering drug prices, but were deeply disappointed in his approach to other big issues, incl

Advocates are pressing Gov. Doug Ducey to take a different path on climate change than President Trump. (Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia Commons)

PHOENIX – The scariest thing this Halloween may just be the effects of climate change - but the solutions aren't frightening at all. That's the message that a group of faith, business and conservation leaders are sending to Gov. Doug Ducey this Halloween. They're delivering a letter today si

A recent study by the Energy and Policy Institute showed that rooftop solar has generated 260,000 jobs in Arizona in recent years.(MT Aero)

TUCSON, Ariz. – Conservation advocates in Tucson are asking everyone to turn off their lights tomorrow at 8:30 PM - to protest Tucson Electric Power's rate case, which critics say will make rooftop solar less affordable. TEP is asking the Arizona Corporation Commission to approve a $25-30 mont

Under a new agreement, most Arizonans would see at least a $12 monthly increase to their electricity bill. (Jamie Beverly/Flickr)

PHOENIX - Arizonans have a chance to put in their two cents on Arizona Public Service's proposed rate-hike request for electricity before utility regulators decide on it next week. If approved, customers would see an increase of $6 in their electric charges, and another $6 or more added to the basi

A proposal to allow oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge has spurred competing legislation in Congress, and Arizonans are being asked to weigh in. (Micah Baird/Sierra Club)

PHOENIX – Alaska Natives are touring the Southwest this week, drumming up support for a bill in Congress to ban oil and gas drilling in parts of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Two women from the Gwich'in tribe spoke in Tucson yesterday and will speak in Phoenix today. They're showing a

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