Tag: American Electric Power

Southern Company CEO and Edison Electric Institute Chairman Tom Fanning’s Climate Change Denial

In the month since Tom Fanning, the CEO of Southern Company and current chairman of the Edison Electric Institute, said that carbon dioxide was not a primary contributor to global warming, no other utility leaders have disputed or criticized his...

/ April 30, 2017

Electric Markets Research Foundation (EMRF)

The Electric Markets Research Foundation, or EMRF, is a front group for electric utilities. It has commissioned papers supporting utilities’ positions on issues like net metering and the need to extend the lifetimes of non-competitive coal and nuclear plants, and has distributed them to...

/ February 14, 2017

Global Investors Warn Utilities to Change Business Strategy and Prepare for Climate Change

Now that countries have signed the Paris Agreement, global investors are warning utility companies that they must now act.

/ May 4, 2016

New Mexico State University Center for Public Utilities

The New Mexico State University Center for Public Utilities (CPU) is housed in the school’s College of Business. The CPU relies upon EEI to help craft its training program. CPU’s website states that it “provides training programs and current policy issues...

/ January 21, 2016

Harvard University Electricity Policy Group

The Harvard Electricity Policy Group (HEPG) is run by Ashley Brown, a former commissioner on the Ohio Public Utilities Commission, who has publicly criticized distributed renewable energy repeatedly for months while also providing expert testimony on behalf of utility companies...

/ January 21, 2016

Clean Power Plan Published – Here Is The Utility Industry’s Strategy To Overturn It

Utility companies including the industry's trade association, Edison Electric Institute, have worked to stop the rules and continue to fund organizations focused on overturning the rules.

/ October 22, 2015

Revealed: Public Records Between Senator Seitz and Utility Companies

Internal emails reveal how ALEC, utility industry representatives, and front groups have been working to influence the members of the Ohio Energy Mandates Study Committee.

/ September 17, 2015