Category: Solar

New DOE Chief of Staff, Brian McCormack, Played Critical Role in EEI’s Rooftop Solar Campaign

Brian McCormack, most recently of the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), will become Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s chief of staff, reports confirmed yesterday. Previously, McCormack was EEI’s vice president of political and external affairs and one of the highest paid staffers at...

/ March 14, 2017
Two workers installing rooftop solar panels

PNM, Edison Electric Institute lead deceptive attack on rooftop solar in New Mexico

Supposed "customer protection" legislation proposed in New Mexico is the latest chapter in monopoly utilities' plot to kill rooftop solar.

/ February 21, 2017

Report: Natural Gas Prices and Utility Infrastructure Spending Have High Impact on Bills; Solar Negligible

In the utility industry’s effort to slow the growth of rooftop solar across the country, electric companies and their trade association, Edison Electric Institute (EEI), have based their campaign on the notion that rooftop solar customers cause a cost-shift to...

/ February 6, 2017

Duke Energy says it supports solar, despite backing Amendment 1. We fact-check.

Duke Energy says it both supports solar energy, and the deceptive anti-solar Amendment 1 in Florida. But the facts show that Duke has no plans to significantly grow its own installation of solar power, and it's fighting customers who try...

/ November 7, 2016

UPDATED: Florida Professional Firefighters Reverse Endorsement of Amendment 1

Pressure from "hundreds, if not thousands" of members persuades firefighters' union to reverse support for anti-solar Amendment 1.

/ November 1, 2016
Two workers installing rooftop solar panels

Press Release: Florida Utilities Pour $3.5 Million More Into Anti-Solar Amendment 1

Florida Power & Light now the biggest bankroller of a ballot campaign in Florida history; Duke Energy second

/ October 31, 2016

First Episode of ‘Years of Living Dangerously’ Focuses on Solar Energy and Amendment 1 in Florida

'SNL' castmember Cecily Strong travels to Nevada and Florida to investigate the latest solar controversies between power companies and their customers.

/ October 28, 2016