California Net Metering Attacks

At the end of 2014, the distributed generation capacity in California totaled 5,200 MW of capacity, with an additional 3,700 MW of authorized and pending power to come online shortly, according to the California Energy Commission. Generally, the distributed generation...

/ July 28, 2015

Attacks on Renewable Energy Policies in 2015

Front groups, fossil fuel interests, and utility companies attacked net metering and renewable energy standards in states across the country in 2015, in an effort to delay the growth of competition in the marketplace.

/ July 27, 2015

Are Utility Companies Changing Their Strategy To Fight Obama Power Plan?

In a letter sent to President Obama this week, Indiana Governor Mike Pence said that the State of Indiana “will not comply” with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan unless the plan is “demonstrably and significantly improved.” Gov. Pence...

/ June 26, 2015

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

The Exelon-Pepco Merger & Exelon’s History of Anti-Clean Energy Lobbying

The Exelon-Pepco merger would empower the company to continue its anti-renewable campaign in Washington, D.C. and Maryland, negatively impact ratepayers, and hinder the growth of the renewable energy industry.

/ April 29, 2015

Mississippi Net Metering Rules Advance

A state investigation found net metering "has the potential to result in a downward pressure on rates.”

/ April 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

Release: Fossil Fuel-Funded ALEC Behind Attack Colorado Renewable Energy Standard

The sponsors of the bill are tied to the fossil fuel-funded American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), which has sought for at least three years to overturn renewable energy standards (RES) in the states.

/ March 2, 2015

Beacon Hill Institute EPA Attack Funded Through Richard Berman Front Group

The reports have been released in partnership with industry-funded state think tanks with ties to the Koch brothers and other fossil fuel special interest groups.

/ February 23, 2015

House Subcommittee on Energy and Power Features Fossil Fuel Front Groups

House subcommittee hearing features testimony from people who have received funding from fossil fuel interests and primarily advocate for the continued use of fossil fuels over renewable energy.

/ July 24, 2014