Utility Industry Contributing Millions to National Political Party Groups

Over $3 million in contributions to certain IRS 527 political organizations in 2017. More than $36 million over the past decade.

/ February 26, 2018

NextEra CEO Jim Robo envisions a renewable future, but his subsidiary FPL remains addicted to gas

Jim Robo, the CEO of NextEra Energy, made news last month during his company’s annual earnings call when he said, “By early in the next decade, as further cost declines are realized and module efficiencies continue to improve, we expect...

/ February 26, 2018

A Trump adviser’s emails shed light on a shadowy anti-clean energy network

Emails sent and received by Travis Fisher, an outgoing senior Trump administration official at the Department of Energy, shed light on a murky anti-clean energy network with ties to the fossil fuel industry that operates in the Midwest and nationally. ...

/ February 22, 2018

DTE Energy CEO Says Proposed Renewable Energy Standard Is Not Good For Renewables

A few days after it was announced that a petition process has started with the goal of having voters decide if Michigan utilities must have 30% of their power come from renewable energy sources by 2030, DTE Energy CEO Gerry...

/ February 20, 2018

Five Ohio Supreme Court justices received FirstEnergy campaign cash before they axed a $43 million refund to the utility’s customers

Five of the six Ohio Supreme Court justices who ruled that FirstEnergy does not have to refund $43.4 million to customers have received campaign contributions from FirstEnergy. The Ohio Supreme Court’s January 24, 2018 decision came more than four years...

/ February 14, 2018

APS will try to kill renewable energy ballot measure so that it can keep building gas plants

Expect APS to come out swinging against a new renewable energy ballot initiative.

/ February 14, 2018

Michigan’s utilities have a history of trying to block renewable energy increases like the one that could be on the ballot in November

A ballot campaign to increase Michigan’s state renewable energy standard (RES) is in the works. The proposal, led by a group called Clean Energy, Healthy Michigan, asks voters to double the state’s current standard, which requires 15% of the state’s...

/ February 12, 2018
Casino operators favor Sisolak, Laxalt

NV Energy, casino operators who have fought renewable energy prefer Sisolak, Laxalt in governor’s race

Nevada’s primary electric utility company, NV Energy, has given to all of Nevada’s major 2018 gubernatorial candidates since 2014, but Democratic Clark County Commission Chairman Steve Sisolak is the only gubernatorial candidate to receive money from the utility ($10,000) during...

/ February 8, 2018