Arizona Interfaith Power & Light has been a presence at the Arizona Corporation Commission advocating for electric vehicles and a robust renewable energy standard.  Thanks to all of you who wrote letters supporting a renewable energy standard of 50% by 2030, 100% renewables by 2050. 

In addition, we’ve recently had two letters to the editor published in the Arizona Republic.  On July 21st, Nona Siegel, AZIPL Vice President wrote:  “In my upbringing as a Roman Catholic, I was raised to have compassion for the most vulnerable among us, to be mindful of unnecessary consumption so there is enough for all, and to care for the Earth…Our planet needs our care right now more than ever before.”

Rev. Doug Bland, Executive Director of AZIPL, wrote:  “For too long our legislative bodies have abdicated responsibility for policies that promote the interests of powerful corporations at the expense of clean air and a promising future for our children.  Now young people are demanding climate justice. In “Our Children’s Trust” (Juliana vs. USA), District Judge Ann Aiken affirms, ‘The right to a climate system capable of sustaining human life is fundamental to a free and ordered society.’  The evidence is overwhelming. Our government has known for over 50 years that our climate is warming as a direct result of burning fossil fuels. It’s time for elected representatives, including the ACC, to do what is just.”