by Will Greene
This week Arizona Corporation Commissioner Bob Burns launched an investigation into the “troubling” magnitude of funds spent by monopoly electric utility Arizona Public Service Company (APS) on an anti-solar marketing blitz aimed at dismantling Arizona’s rooftop solar program.
How has APS chosen to respond to Burns’ concerns over ratepayer dollars being wasted on extravegant marketing campaigns? By releasing a brand new marketing campaign, this time targeting Burns himself. The website is called "thankbobburns.com" and asks visitors to email the Commissioner in support of “net metering reform”.
In July APS proposed adding $50-100 per month to the bills of customers who purchase or lease rooftop solar.
Apparently this is the best APS’s minor army of public relations staff, lobbyists, and consultants could come up with. Something tells me Burns won’t be buying it.
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