All posts by David Pomerantz

David Pomerantz is the Executive Director of the Energy and Policy Institute.

New Utility PR Playbook Seeks to Mislead Customers on Demand Charges

The nation’s investor-owned electric utilities will attempt to deceive their customers into accepting new electric rate designs that would reduce people’s ability to save money by conserving energy or installing solar panels, according to a document describing the industry’s public...

/ December 18, 2017
Protesters rallying against Dominion's proposed Atlantic Coast pipeline. Credit: Chesapeake Climate Action Network.

The other big loser in Virginia’s elections was Dominion Energy

At least 14 candidates who pledged not to accept money from Virginia's monopoly utility, Dominion Energy, won seats in a surprise wave election for Democrats.

/ November 8, 2017

Philip Moeller and EEI rejected “unquantifiable benefits” of solar, but loves them for coal and nuclear

The Edison Electric Institute's Phil Moeller is advocating for Rick Perry's plan to pay coal and nuclear plants for their external benefits. For rooftop solar, he's argued for the opposite.

/ October 6, 2017
Flooding in Norfolk, VA

As floodwaters rise in Southeast, Republicans divide on whether to name climate change as cause

Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie's plan to deal with coastal flooding and sea level rise omits any mention of climate change, global warming or greenhouse gases.

/ September 19, 2017
Two workers installing rooftop solar panels

While NV Energy decries rooftop solar “cost shift”, it is over-profiting from its customers by tens of millions

NV Energy continues to make dubious claims that rooftop solar would raise customers' bills. But the utility itself has over-profited from its customers by $180 million over the last five years.

/ September 1, 2017
Tom Fanning appears on CNBC on August 16, 2017.

Unlike CEO peers, Southern’s Tom Fanning declines to denounce Trump after Charlottesville

Unlike his CEO peers, Tom Fanning of Southern Co. declined to denounce Trump's response to white supremacy in the wake of Charlottesville.

/ August 21, 2017