Florida Power & Light, Duke Energy Boost Political Spending in Florida, Bet Heavily on Republicans

Florida Power & Light (FPL) and Duke Energy are getting an early jump on 2018 political spending compared to the last midterm election, according to records from the Florida Department of Elections. The majority of the money is finding it...

/ April 10, 2018
AZ Senator Robert Meza, who slammed renewable energy initiative, collects income from multiple organizations tied to APS

AZ legislator who slammed renewable energy initiative collects income from multiple organizations tied to APS

AZ state senator Robert Meza says he based his opposition on a study paid for by APS.

/ April 9, 2018

Tom Stacy: A top anti-wind activist who got paid by a fossil fuel funded group

Tom Stacy once staked the credibility of his Ohio-based anti-wind power group on a claim that they had received “zero dollars and zero cents” from the energy industry, but that was before he became a paid consultant for a fossil...

/ April 2, 2018

Alabama Cooperative Customers Unknowingly Funding Political Candidates

Rural electric cooperative members in Alabama are unknowingly contributing to political candidates’ campaigns through their monthly utility bills, according to a new analysis from the Energy and Policy Institute. The Alabama Action Committee for Rural Electrification, the political action committee...

/ March 27, 2018

Soaring Pipeline Profits May Be Driving DTE Energy’s Proposed New Gas Plant; Creates Conflict of Interest

Flawed models suggest the company is prioritizing its gas subsidiary over the public interest

/ March 26, 2018

Indiana lawmaker with history of receiving gifts from utilities, sponsoring utility-friendly legislation, now to join commission that regulates them

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb announced last week that he selected State Representative Dave Ober (R-Albion), chair of the House Committee on Utilities, Energy and Telecommunications and frequent recipient of utility contributions and gifts, to fill a vacancy on the body...

/ March 25, 2018

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

Murray Energy’s war on clean energy in Ohio

Murray Energy lobbied on a bill to roll back renewable energy "mandates" in Ohio, while it fought for government intervention to bail out coal-fired power plants.

/ March 9, 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