Murray Energy’s war on clean energy in Ohio

Murray Energy lobbied on a bill to roll back renewable energy "mandates" in Ohio, while it fought for government intervention to bail out coal-fired power plants.

/ March 9, 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

Who’s behind overblown claims about Fort Drum and wind farms?

Updated on October 5, 2017: We’ve updated this post with some additional information about the roles of anti-wind operative John Droz and the Koch-backed Institute for Energy Research.   Fort Drum in upstate New York is just the latest military facility to...

/ October 2, 2017

Emails show Wisconsin Commissioner Nowak’s relationship with utility industry players

Wisconsin Public Service Commissioner Ellen Nowak attended several private events at the behest of groups funded by the Koch Brothers and utility interests in 2016, according to documents obtained by UtilitySecrets.org. Some of the groups paid for Nowak’s travel, including...

/ July 7, 2017

Consumers for Smart Solar Caught Deleting References to the James Madison Institute

Deletions started to occur after leaked audio sufaced of JMI revealing the true intentions behind Amendment 1

/ October 21, 2016

Press Release: Utility-funded PAC caught attempting more “political jiu-jitsu”

Consumers for Smart Solar tries to delete online ties to James Madison Institute

/ October 21, 2016

Leaked Audio Shows How Florida Utilities Sought to Deceive Voters to Support Amendment 1

"use the language of promoting solar, and kind of, kind of put in these protections for consumers that choose not to install rooftop"

/ October 18, 2016

Texas Public Policy Foundation

The Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF) is a conservative think tank based in Austin, Texas, and a member of the State Policy Network (SPN). The think tank’s funders from 2010 were inadvertently made public a few years ago. According to...

/ July 28, 2015

John Locke Foundation

The John Locke Foundation is a North Carolina-based think tank that has ties to the State Policy Network and the American Legislative Exchange Council. It was exposed by Jane Mayer in The New Yorker in 2011 as receiving approximately 80% of...

/ July 28, 2015