Arizona Corporation Commission Candidates Weigh In On Ethics Code, Renewable Energy
Tuesday afternoon, KJZZ hosted a debate among the four Arizona Corporation Commission candidates — Democrats Sandra Kennedy and Kiana Maria Sears, and Republicans Rodney Glassman and Justin Olson.
KJZZ's Steve Goldstein moderated the discussion and came on The Show to talk about one of the subjects that was covered: whether there should be an ethical code of conduct commissioners should have to follow.
The commission has been called the most important agency no one knows about. But that changed dramatically with headlines generated by questions about — among other things — whether commissioners were accepting campaign money and other perks from utilities they were regulating.
Candidates were asked what ethical code of conduct would make sense to them.
Another major subject that was covered is Arizona’s renewable energy standard, which currently requires regulated utilities to generate 15 percent of their energy from renewable sources by 2025. And with a measure on the ballot — Proposition 127 — that would push that requirement to 50 percent by 2030,
Candidates were asked what they believe Arizona’s ideal renewable energy standard would be.