Bill Wehrum: A top Trump official at EPA delivers for former utility industry clients

Update for September 18, 2018: As first reported today by E&E News, EPA’s Bill Wehrum has filed a recusal letter that names former clients, including the Utility Air Regulatory Group, Dominion Energy and Duke Energy, he has met with since joining the...

/ September 18, 2018
Arizonans for Affordable Electricity's ad against clean energy Prop 127. APS also funds anti-#InvestInEd organizations.

APS uses teachers in ads against Prop 127, but has history of funding anti-public education organizations

The Arizona utility has funded and worked closely with three organizations that have been opponents of the #InvestInEd movement to increase teacher pay.

/ September 17, 2018

What Andrew Gillum vs Ron DeSantis Means for Clean Energy

On Aug 28th, 2018 Andrew Gillum (D) and Ron DeSantis (R) both shocked the political establishment by winning their respective primaries in the race to be the next Florida Governor. Florida, a notorious swing state, will host a fierce battle...

/ September 11, 2018

Utilities, Koch groups back Sununu’s veto of net metering bill in New Hampshire

Updated on September 11, 2018. Former New Hampshire House speaker Bill O’Brien, now a lobbyist for the Edison Electric Institute, and the Koch-backed group Americans for Prosperity will host an invite-only meeting with state lawmakers one day before a key...

/ September 5, 2018
Dalton Utilities Vogtle Nuclear Plant

Southern Company, Regulated Entity-Connected Contributions Continue for Pridemore, Eaton

Earlier this year the Energy and Policy Institute released an analysis of major campaign contributions for Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) candidates. The analysis found that Georgia PSC incumbents Chuck Eaton and Tricia Pridemore each received approximately two-thirds of their...

/ September 5, 2018
The Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP)

Kiana Sears, Tom Forese defend themselves against their connections to APS while other candidates weigh-in on the state’s energy future

A total of eight candidates are running for two seats on the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) this year, but that will change in just a few days after the primary election on August 28. Primary voters will decide which two...

/ August 23, 2018

Price Tag For Plant Vogtle Jumps Higher, Total Project Now at $27.3 Billion

As Georgia Power announced a $2.3 billion increase to the estimated cost to finish the nuclear plant, Southern Company disclosed an additional $100 million in new financing costs in a footnote.

/ August 23, 2018

Indestructible coal: Will Trump bail out a fire-damaged coal plant?

President Trump keeps talking about “indestructible” coal, months after a fire damaged a coal power plant that FirstEnergy Solutions included in its request for a bailout from the Department of Energy.  Trump repeated his claim that coal is “indestructible” while in...

/ August 22, 2018

Gas Continues to Drive Profits for DTE Energy as Utility Breaks Ground for New Power Plant and NEXUS Pipeline Nears Completion

Coming off of a record earnings year in which DTE Energy reported $1.134 billion in net income, the company revised its earnings guidance for analysts last month and now expects that it can earn $1.147 billion. “To be honest. We’re...

/ August 21, 2018

Pinnacle West Corporation, Parent Company of Arizona Public Service, Contributes Another $3.5 Million to Arizonans for Affordable Electricity

Campaign finance reports filed last night by Arizonans For Affordable Electricity, a group created to fight a clean energy ballot initiative, shows that Pinnacle West Corporation contributed another $3,512,000 to the campaign from July 1 to August 11. Pinnacle West is...

/ August 21, 2018