Utilities Made A Final Push To Aid Republican and Democratic Governors Associations Leading Up To The Election

Campaign finance forms filed earlier this month with the IRS detail how several large investor-owned utility companies made substantial contributions to both the Republican and Democratic Governors Associations, as well as the Republican Attorneys General Association, in the days leading...

/ December 18, 2018

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker Again Appoints Ellen Nowak To PSC

With just a few weeks remaining as governor, Republican Scott Walker appointed his top aid Ellen Nowak to the Public Service Commission (PSC). Earlier this year, Nowak was chosen by Walker to be the secretary of the Department of Administration...

/ December 17, 2018

What The Public Learned From The Utility Industry In 2018

Deceit, money in politics, astroturfing: 12 revelations from the electric utility industry

/ December 13, 2018

Seneca Anti-Wind Union has ties to a lawyer for Big Coal

Leading members of the Seneca Anti-Wind Union who are opposing proposals to build new wind farms in their county are represented by a lawyer who is also fighting other renewable energy projects in Ohio on behalf of the coal industry....

/ December 12, 2018

The Trump Administration continues to aid the coal industry in the U.S. and abroad as climate talks continue in Poland

As world leaders gather to draft the rulebook for the Paris Climate Agreement, the Trump Administration will promote coal

/ December 7, 2018
Entergy confirms actors were paid to support New Orleans power plant

Entergy Leaves Questions Unanswered in Paid Actor Scandal

Entergy continues to receive significant scrutiny due to its use of paid actors to feign public support in New Orleans City Council hearings for a proposed natural gas plant, which the council approved earlier this year. Since the approval of...

/ December 7, 2018

Video shows FERC nominee Bernard McNamee’s bias against renewable energy

A newly resurfaced video further confirms Bernard McNamee is biased against renewable energy and favors fossil fuels, as the Senate considers his nomination by President Trump to serve on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. “If confirmed, I commit that I...

/ November 20, 2018

Chris Sununu gets more campaign money from Eversource executives

Governor Chris Sununu’s re-election campaign this week disclosed receiving new contributions totaling $8,700 last month from thirteen executives at Eversource, New Hampshire’s largest electric utility and a top donor to Sununu’s campaigns. James Judge, the CEO of Eversource, contributed $1,000...

/ November 2, 2018
2018 Political Map of the U.S. Governor Races

Analysis: How Electric Utilities and Their Executives Contributed in Nine Governor Races

Utilities Bet on Republicans in Some Close Races, Hedge in Others

/ November 2, 2018

FirstEnergy targets Cordray, DeWine as it lobbies for a bailout from Ohio consumers

FirstEnergy has poured money, food, and beverages into the race for governor in Ohio, where Republican candidate Mike DeWine and Democrat Richard Cordray have both voiced general support for efforts to bail out nuclear power plants owned by the utility’s...

/ November 1, 2018