APS will try to kill renewable energy ballot measure so that it can keep building gas plants

Expect APS to come out swinging against a new renewable energy ballot initiative.

/ February 14, 2018

Michigan’s utilities have a history of trying to block renewable energy increases like the one that could be on the ballot in November

A ballot campaign to increase Michigan’s state renewable energy standard (RES) is in the works. The proposal, led by a group called Clean Energy, Healthy Michigan, asks voters to double the state’s current standard, which requires 15% of the state’s...

/ February 12, 2018

NV Energy, casino operators who have fought renewable energy prefer Sisolak, Laxalt in governor’s race

Nevada’s primary electric utility company, NV Energy, has given to all of Nevada’s major 2018 gubernatorial candidates since 2014, but Democratic Clark County Commission Chairman Steve Sisolak is the only gubernatorial candidate to receive money from the utility ($10,000) during...

/ February 8, 2018

Records request reveal Exelon behind public officials’ statements in response to watchdog investigation

“could you cut and paste this text into an email to the Joliet Herald and send it this afternoon? The email is opinions@theherald-news.com.”

/ January 17, 2018

In the race to replace Attorney General Lisa Madigan, Illinois utilities pull out their checkbooks and hedge their bets

Illinois’ major electrical and gas utility companies have donated thousands of dollars to candidates running to replace Lisa Madigan as the state’s attorney general. The utility companies – Exelon and its subsidiary Commonwealth Edison (ComEd), and Peoples Gas – have had...

/ January 16, 2018

Will the U.S. Chamber continue to fight the EPA’s endangerment finding in 2018?

Update January 10, 2018: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce confirmed today it is no longer trying to overturn the EPA’s endangerment finding for greenhouse gas emissions, but top U.S. Chamber officials still continued to mislead on climate science and align with...

/ January 4, 2018

Arizona Utility commissioner gave keynote to natural gas lobbyists at private steakhouse meeting

Arizona utility commissioners Andy Tobin and Tom Forese attended and spoke at a private conference of lobbyists for pipeline development, according to a conference agenda

/ December 21, 2017
Dalton Utilities Vogtle Nuclear Plant

Dalton Utilities Stonewalls Georgia PSC, Public on Vogtle Information Affecting its Customers

As 1.6% owners of the Vogtle nuclear power plant, customers of Dalton Utilities may be wondering how much they will be on the hook for cost overruns, especially as the Georgia Public Service Commission is about to make a decision...

/ December 19, 2017

New Utility PR Playbook Seeks to Mislead Customers on Demand Charges

The nation’s investor-owned electric utilities will attempt to deceive their customers into accepting new electric rate designs that would reduce people’s ability to save money by conserving energy or installing solar panels, according to a document describing the industry’s public...

/ December 18, 2017

Stan Wise may be gift-wrapping an early Christmas present for Georgia Power at customers’ expense

In an apparent gift to Georgia Power, Public Service Commission Chairman Stan Wise unilaterally decided to speed up the timeline for a decision about whether the monopoly utility could continue charging its customers for its over-budget, long-delayed Vogtle nuclear power...

/ December 12, 2017