All posts by Nancy LaPlaca

U.S. DOE: Magical Thinking on Future Shale Gas Supplies

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Energy Information Administration (EIA) is the go-to source for data on electricity, natural gas, petroleum, nuclear, coal, emissions, energy efficiency and renewable energy. Every year, the EIA publishes its Annual Energy Outlook (AEO), which...

/ March 28, 2017
Navajo Generating Station coal plant

Andy Tobin Pushes To Keep Open Dirtiest Coal Plant In The Western United States

The Najavo Generating Station is one of the oldest, dirtiest coal-fired power plants. It is also one of the country’s largest CO2 emitters.

/ February 13, 2017

Gulf Power Wants to Make its Customers Pay for Twice the Coal by 2025

While most electric utilities are sprinting away from coal and toward less expensive and cleaner generating options, Gulf Power wants to make its customers in Florida pay for double the amount of coal it burns by 2025.

/ February 7, 2017

Arizona Corporation Commissioner Andy Tobin Caught With Hand in Cookie Jar

Republican Commissioner Andy Tobin has been caught soliciting donations for a side job that he would do alongside his work at the ACC. Tobin’s solicitation calls into serious question whether regulated companies like Arizona Public Service could try to curry...

/ November 4, 2016

Arizona Regulators Blunt Solar Progress

Arizona could be a solar hotbed, but regulators there have stunted the market, causing the state to fall behind other leaders in solar growth.

/ October 13, 2016

Retired Duke Energy Executive Paul Newton Raises Large Sums in Race for State Senate

If elected, Paul Newton will join a growing list of former Duke Energy employees who are serving in North Carolina government roles.

/ September 29, 2016

Arizona Public Service Company Rate Request: Billions for Fossil Fuels, Nickels and Dimes for Solar

Arizona Public Service Company's $3.6 billion rate request will increase bills, benefit coal and gas, and limit both rooftop and utility-scale solar energy.

/ September 21, 2016