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

Trump’s FBI nominee Christopher Wray weighed in on the ExxonMobil climate change investigations

Christopher Wray, President Trump’s nominee for FBI director, advised corporate clients on how to avoid “being in the crosshairs” of law enforcement at a 2015 legal forum where investigations by state attorneys general into whether ExxonMobil misled investors and the public about...

/ June 8, 2017

Daniel Simmons: New head of EERE worked for groups that tried to “eliminate” it

Before Donald Trump appointed Daniel Simmons to lead the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Simmons worked for special interest groups that called on Congress to eliminate the same Department of Energy program. Simmons worked as a Vice President...

/ June 5, 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
A Secure Nevada's Future Facebook against AB206

More hints of who’s behind anti-clean energy group in Nevada, but still no money trail

A lobbyist with a history of setting up corporate-funded dark money groups is behind a new effort to block an upgrade to a key Nevada renewable energy law.

/ May 31, 2017

Travis Fisher: Author of Rick Perry’s grid study called clean energy policies a greater threat than terrorism

Travis Fisher, a Trump political appointee in the Department of Energy, wrote a 2015 report for the Institute for Energy Research that called clean energy policies “the single greatest emerging threat” to the nation’s electric power grid, and a greater...

/ May 30, 2017