Category: Edison Electric Institute

Edison Electric Institute Elects New Leaders But Policymakers Are Unlikely To See Innovative Ideas

Nick Akins, president and CEO of American Electric Power, was announced as the elected chairman of the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) yesterday at the association’s annual meeting in New Orleans. EEI is the national trade association representing investor-owned electric utility...

/ June 10, 2015

Utilities’ Anti-Solar Campaign and Misinformation Debunked

Utilities’ Anti-Solar Campaign and Misinformation Debunked Utility trade association Edison Electric Institute (EEI) launched a multi-year anti-solar campaign in 2012 to weaken net metering policies across the country, as reported by The Washington Post. In 2012, during EEI’s “Board and Chief...

/ March 19, 2015

Edison Electric Institute Strategy Documents Behind Utilities’ Campaign Against Solar Unveiled by Energy and Policy Institute

Evidence of the Edison Electric Institute “action plan” envisioned by utility officials can be seen in states across the country.

/ March 8, 2015

Edison Electric Institute Campaign Against Distributed Solar

The rapid emergence of solar energy has caused investor-owned utility companies and their trade association, the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), to create a strategic campaign to disrupt the growth of the distributed rooftop solar market.

/ March 7, 2015

Documents Reveal Edison Electric Institute Campaign Against Solar

The rapid growth and emergence of solar energy in the electricity market has caused investor-owned utility companies and their trade association, the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), to create a strategic campaign to prevent distributed rooftop solar energy from gaining more...

/ March 7, 2015

EEI President Says Energy Efficiency Is A Priority. Why Are His Members Then Working to Weaken State Efficiency Programs?

On Wednesday, Thomas Kuhn, president of the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), the trade association for investor-owned utilities in America, said, “energy efficiency is a priority for our business.” Kuhn continued by saying efficiency programs, “have been saving customers a lot...

/ January 22, 2015

Edison Electric Institute’s Anti-Solar, PR Spending Revealed

Over the past couple of decades, special interests from the coal, oil, utilities, and other energy industries have routinely used lobbying, public relations, and other means to impact decisions that could affect their businesses.

/ January 21, 2015