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... for the losers, or windfall for the winners.  Human ingenuity together with a strong dose of capitalism will lead us to adapt and prosper in a hotter world – and to make at-risk places (like Phoenix) safer ...
... incapable of restoring jobs quickly, as the state's 9.5 percent unemployment rate and the national rate of 9.8 percent attest. Additional stimulus could have an impact, said economist Dennis Hoffman ...
... few options for a broad energy policy after the death of the cap-and-trade bill. “A clean energy portfolio standard is one example of a potential policy that the administration and Congress should discuss,” ...
... interest. Chicago Climate Exchange Inc., will close down its cap-and-trade market by the end of the year, said spokeswoman Brookly McLaughlin. This will effectively end the trading of emissions credits ...
... capita income nearly 7 times bigger than China's, ranks lower on what I think are the most basic measures of competitiveness.  If we aren't healthy and well-educated at the most basic level, can we really ...
6. Bush Tax Cuts: Cutting Through the Noise
(News and Events/AIC News)
... is the cost of extending them permanently for the high-income earners. The cost would obviously be less if the cuts were extended for only one or two years, which is what many Capitol Hill watchers expect ...
... has 1524 miles of high speed rail; France has 1163; and China just passed 742 miles. The United States has 225. China has 5612 miles now under construction and one plant produces 200 trains each year capable ...
... in the next APS rate case if APS is to achieve the rigorous energy efficiency standard contained in the rules," said Don Brandt, president and CEO of APS' parent company, Pinnacle West Capital Co. He ...
9. APS' Parent's Profit Rises 14%
(News and Events/AIC News)
By Ryan Randazzo, The Arizona Republic   Pinnacle West Capital Corp., the parent company of Arizona Public Service Co., improved its quarterly profit by 14.3 percent excluding a gain related to its ...
... Commissioner.  He was, as the Arizona Republic well said, "a quiet champion of the little guy." In his years at the Capitol (he served in the state House of Representatives from 1993 to 1997 and in the ...
... capacity was built in 2009, thanks in large part to the 1603 cash grants. Wind is hip, too - in May Google invested $38.8 million in two North Dakota wind farms.  And last week the company announced ...
12. Earn a Cool 4% - Without a Ton of Risk
(News and Events/AIC News)
... to earn payouts up to 4% or more. Adding to their appeal: Dividend stocks typically have a better shot at capital gains than bonds and enjoy more favorable tax treatment, at least for now. (Dividends ...
... for the environment I understand that there are many issues that capture our attention, even beyond our own lives - the economy, jobs, the election, taxes - but this is one that truly deserves our ...
... strongly support extending the current tax rates on capital gains and dividends.   "Raising taxes on capital gains and dividends could discourage individuals and businesses from saving and investing," ...
On Wednesday I blogged about the first half of the 2010 Candidate Debate for the office of Arizona Corporation Commissioner we hosted last week.  As a recap, four candidates participated: Hon. David Bradley, ...
... Gary Pierce, who is running for re-election.  Michael Grant moderated the debate, taking questions from the live audience and webcast participants. In this and Friday's blogs you'll find a recap of the ...
... debated on Capitol Hill. "Extend tax cuts for all income levels and do nothing else," said Sean Snaith, economics professor at the University of Central Florida. "More of the same piecemeal, patchwork ...
18. The Buzz: Why Dividends are Sexy Again
(News and Events/AIC News)
... the lack of a solid earnings outlook. "Nobody is sure about growth. Companies are beating earnings estimates but lowering their guidance," said Doug Roberts, chief investment strategist for ChannelCapitalResearch.com ...
... I mentioned something about the days when the top tax rate was 70% and his jaw dropped.  So for those who are too young, or have simply chosen to forget, I decided to do a little recap on America's tax ...
... a year would pay $10,800 more in taxes. The same family making $1 million a year would get a tax increase of $52,300. The estimates are based on total household income, including wages, capital gains ...
... fragile economy.  From the survey: At least 60% of economists surveyed said lower tax rates on capital gains and dividends should not be allowed to expire for any taxpayers. 22% said the lower rate ...
By admin - Grant Martin, Cronkite News Service/Az Capital Times  New guidelines from the Arizona Game and Fish Department may help developers planning wind farms and solar facilities like the Dry Lake ...
... really very little economic incentive for utility providers to invest capital in developing renewable-energy power plants. In fact, the capital costs associated with a solar facility are at least three ...
24. The Great Dividend-Tax Mystery
(News and Events/AIC News)
... the same low rate as capital gains. Until then dividends had been grouped with interest, with both taxed at the higher rates levied on wages. In 2003 the nominal top rate on qualified dividends (usually, ...
...  Yet that’s exactly what will happen if Congress fails to extend the 15 percent cap on the dividend income tax. The cap, enacted in 2003 and extended in 2006, will reset to 39.6 percent (dividends would ...
26. ACC Requires 22% in Energy-Use Cut by 2020
(News and Events/ACC News)
... power sales, noting that TEP's rates are capped through 2012. The energy-efficiency standards may hasten a move to restructure utility rates to encourage conservation by "decoupling" recovery of fixed ...
... (WFR). At the time, First Reserve said it plans more investment in renewables. Meanwhile, smaller funds such as midmarket HgCapital Renewable Power Partners has ramped up the pace of investments in the ...
28. Green Dream: Meet Reality
(News and Events/AIC News)
... prosperity. The inconvenient truth is that no one has yet developed an alternative to fossil fuels capable of providing energy on a comparable scale at a comparable cost. As the Obama administration ...
29. The Tax Tsunami on the Horizon...
(News and Events/AIC News)
... bracket becomes 39.6%. But the damage doesn't stop there. The marriage penalty also makes a comeback, and the capital gains tax will jump 33% — to 20% from 15%. The tax on dividends will go all the ...
30. Dividends 101
(News and Events/AIC News)
... the tax rate on dividend income is capped at 15 percent. Unless Congress acts to stop an impending dividend tax hike, the current rates expire on December 31, 2010. This means that the taxes you pay on ...
... for Advanced Internet Development to interconnect more than 30 existing research and educational networks, creating a nation-wide high-capacity network that will enable advanced networking features for ...
32. How the Expiring Bush Tax Cuts Affect You
(News and Events/AIC News)
... Stories on Yahoo!: • Hidden Expenses of Suburban Living • 10 Signs You're Headed for Debt Disaster • Tricks to Get the Highest Salary Possible More from Yahoo! Finance Higher Capital ...
33. Pinnacle West Declare Quarterly Dividend
(News and Events/AIC News)
 PINNACLE WEST DECLARES QUARTERLY DIVIDEND PHOENIX - Pinnacle West Capital Corporation's (NYSE: PNW) Board of Directors today declared a quarterly dividend of $0.525 per share of common stock, payable ...
... of $10 million to those that produce clean, production-capable, super-fuel efficient vehicles (at least 100 miles per gallon or energy equivalent).  He took notice, not because he's the engineering type ...
... tax hike of [the magnitude proposed] could deal a heavy blow to utilities. . . And it could deter new capital investments in electricity infrastructure, such as transmission lines, renewable energy projects ...
... on dividend income becomes a reality, Dow Jones Newswires reported Friday. Twice during the past decade, Congress has voted to cap the federal levy on dividends at 15 percent for most taxpayers. But ...
Dr. Dale E. Klein Joins Board PHOENIX - The Board of Directors of Pinnacle West Capital Corporation (NYSE: PNW) announced today that Dr. Dale E. Klein has been elected to the Pinnacle West Board of ...
... from John Sellers, who now heads Yavapai Regional Capital, which specializes in infrastructure finance. John wrote, "A report published recently by the U.S. Conference of Mayors Water Council quotes a ...
39. 10 Ways to Reduce Your Summer Utility Bills
(News and Events/AIC News)
... air conditioning might escape. Your auditor will probably do what's known as a blower door test, which lowers the air pressure in your home and reveals leaks. He or she may also take a photo of your house ...
... up to 12 plants. The measure will provide $10 billion to the coal industry for "clean coal technology" that will capture emissions from coal-fired power plants, and it will provide an accelerated bonus ...
... that amount to less than one-half of one percent of the budget deficit. It's the kind of myopia that has become endemic at the state capitol.  It's as if our leaders think that the world really will ...
... other Arizona policymakers when she said she wants Arizona to become the "Solar Capitol of the World."  In the two weeks since then, Yingli, the second largest solar-panel manufacturer in China and the ...
43. (Natural) Gas Cartel Too Soon in the Making
(News and Events/AIC News)
... coordination. OPEC works because Saudi Arabia is prepared to invest in, and carry the opportunity cost of, spare capacity. Who would do this for gas is unclear. Russia's record of investment wouldn't foster ...
... ranks 26th highest among states levying corporate income taxes. In 2008 state-level corporate tax collections (excluding local taxes) were $122 per capita, which ranked 33rd highest nationally." Arizona ...
... "This is $1 billion less that we would have to charge ratepayers," he said. Marty Shultz, vice president for government affairs for Pinnacle West Capital Corp. (which shares ownership of Palo Verde through ...
... Arizona is reused for industrial purposes (like power generation) and for landscape irrigation (most golf courses in the metro area can only be watered with reclaimed water).  Some is used for recharge ...
... the years to its current configuration. If approved, the new deal between the cities and the utilities would boost its capacity to 200 million gallons per day.    ...
... energy sector." Growth in cleantech venture investment was matched by new investment from utilities and corporations. Total capacity additions announced by utilities increased in Q1 2010 compared to ...
... water consumption goes up, revenues go up — but when consumption falls, so do revenues. Water companies often raise rates to pay for high-priced capital expenditures, such as new water lines or treatment ...
... highest dividend yields recently, according to Standard & Poor's Capital IQ, were: Progress Energy, PGN, 6.29% Pepco Holdings, POM, 6.36% Ameren, AEE, 5.95% Nisource, NI, 5.76% Duke Energy, DUK, ...
51. Cost of Capital Equity Conference
(Calendar event/General)

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