FOIAs reveal FirstEnergy meeting with Rick Perry, 30+ corporate jet flights to D.C. since Trump’s inauguration

New details about FirstEnergy’s lobbying of the Trump administration and corporate airplane flights to Washington, D.C., can be found in documents obtained via FOIAs filed with the Department of Energy and Federal Aviation Administration by the Energy and Policy Institute....

/ June 8, 2018

Consumers Energy contributed $43.5 million over four years to Citizens for Energizing Michigan’s Economy

But that’s not what Citizens for Energizing Michigan’s Economy reports on their IRS 990 - so where’s the money?

/ June 7, 2018

Entergy misled New Orleans City Council, rewarded with $210 million gas plant

Entergy misled New Orleans City Council about the viability of alternatives such as energy efficiency and battery storage to its controversial gas plant, even after being required to perform specific analyses, according to a review of records obtained by the...

/ June 6, 2018

Documents reveal a lobbying blitz by FirstEnergy as Trump mulled bailouts for coal and nuclear power plants that could cost consumers billions

A new filing in the bankruptcy case for FirstEnergy Solutions details how lobbyists at Akin Gump, Washington, DC’s top-earning lobbying firm, spent hundreds of hours in April working on a renewed campaign to secure bailouts for the utility’s coal and nuclear power...

/ June 1, 2018
Thomas A. Fanning CEO, Southern Company

Southern Company’s Big Bets Lead to Loss of Gulf Power

On May 21st, Southern Company decided to part ways with its almost 100- year-old subsidiary, Gulf Power, due in large part to failed bets the company made on its scuttled Kemper coal plant and budget-busting Vogtle nuclear plant. The loss...

/ May 31, 2018
Consumers Energy wind turbine

Commissioners Lovejoy, Jones accept Affordable Solar money, approve solar bid that raises customer rates

Did close ties to a lobbyist and campaign contributions lead commissioners to approve a more expensive solar contract between Public Service of New Mexico and Affordable Solar?

/ May 24, 2018

Democratic women’s group hosts event sponsored by APS

Arizona Public Service’s efforts to extend its influence over the state’s politicians is reaching into even progressive circles of the state’s politics, despite the fact that the monopoly utility is working against values like clean energy growth and climate action....

/ May 22, 2018
A man charges his electric vehicle

Climate denier attacks electric vehicles… for not doing enough to slow down climate change

The person who is telling us that electric vehicles won’t do enough to reduce greenhouse gas emissions doesn’t accept that climate change is real.

/ May 21, 2018

Opponents of the Wind Catcher project have ties to fossil fuel interests, Hawthorn Group

The Wind Catcher project, a plan to build one of the nation’s largest wind farms, is starting to move forward despite attacks from front groups with ties to fossil fuel interests.  One of the groups, Americans for Affordable Energy, has...

/ May 14, 2018