Category: Utilities

AZ regulators reject APS plans for gas investment, as APS tries to avoid potential renewable energy obligations

APS is the top campaign donor to the legislator behind a maneuver that would protect it and other utilities from an RPS increase measure on the ballot this November

/ March 14, 2018
Georgia PSC Commissioner Tim Echols (center) following a tour of the Vogtle plant. Photo c/o NRC flickr page.

Georgia PSC messages reveal cozy relationship with Georgia Power, possible ex parte communications

Records from Georgia PSC Commissioner Tim Echols show him using Georgia Power's talking points instead of PSC Staff's analysis, collaborating with utility on media efforts. The documents raise questions about ex parte communications and records retention.

/ March 7, 2018

Illinois utilities and executives continue to pour money into the attorney general campaign

With just a few weeks before the Illinois primary, ComEd, Exelon, and other utilities have increased their donations to several attorney general candidates, particularly Democratic candidates Kwame Raoul and Jesse Ruiz. In the month of February alone, Raoul and Ruiz raised...

/ March 1, 2018

Duke Energy’s customers fund groups behind campaigns on coal ash, more

Duke Energy customers in North Carolina pay millions of dollars each year to fund industry groups that have spent years fighting against strong coal ash regulations, and have engaged in a host other efforts that do not benefit consumers. A...

/ March 1, 2018

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

Utility Industry Contributions to Section 527 Political Organizations

An Energy and Policy Institute analysis of the Republican Governors Association, Republican Attorneys General Association, Republican State Leadership Committee, Democratic Governors Association, Democratic Attorneys General Association, and Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee found over 70 utility holding companies and subsidiaries contributing...

/ 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