Category: Utilities

The Kemper power plant (credit Dan Zegart)

Mississippi Regulators Veto Any More Money for Southern Company’s Kemper Plant in Stunning Vote

Mississippi regulators slammed brakes on the Kemper plant, saying customers should not pay for Kemper's non-functional "clean coal" gasification technology.

/ June 21, 2017

PR Firm behind American Gas Association front group also member and consultant for Edison Electric Institute

The nation’s largest electric utilities have been relying on a political consulting shop to portray their efforts to attack rooftop solar as having support from the “grassroots” for at least the past year. The consulting group, DDC Consulting, has carved...

/ June 20, 2017

Utilities Helped Stop the “Ratepayers First” Measure Introduced by Wisconsin Lawmakers

In 2017, Wisconsin utility companies were a driving force behind an effort to stop proposed legislation designed to save customers money according to new documents obtained by UtilitySecrets.org. Four Wisconsin lawmakers (Sen. Duey Stroebel, Sen. Robert Cowles, Rep. Jim Ott...

/ June 19, 2017

Utility CEOs try to rob shareholders of rights to express climate concerns

The Business Roundtable, a group of CEOs that lobbies for policies that support the fossil fuel industry, is attempting to restrict shareholders’ rights as utilities and fossil fuel companies face increasing scrutiny from investors over climate change.

/ June 18, 2017

Tucson Electric Power: Ignoring Water, Climate Change Risks

Tucson Electric Power is investing in new natural gas and old coal rather than distributed and utility-scale solar, heightening the region's water risks.

/ June 16, 2017

Despite record solar+storage deal, TEP still plans more gas, underwhelming solar growth

Tucson is awash in sunshine, but TEP’s future plans indicate that it will continue running very old coal plants, and increasing its use of natural gas far more than solar.

/ May 31, 2017
Sheldon Adelson

Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson stands between Nevada and a renewable energy future

The Nevada Assembly passed a bill that would increase the growth of renewable energy in the state, but Sheldon Adelson, the casino magnate and major donor to Donald Trump, is attempting to prevent the bill from becoming law.

/ May 25, 2017