Entergy leads the charge to re-elect Lambert Boissiere III, Louisiana utility commissioner in runoff election with major climate and energy consequences

A runoff election for the Louisiana Public Service Commission is pitting an incumbent financially backed by the utility that he regulates against a challenger who has called on limiting utilities’...

/ November 23, 2022

Xcel Energy is recruiting Minnesota cities to thwart governor’s clean energy agenda

The Carbon-Free Future MN Coalition is part of Xcel’s lobbying campaign against carbon-free electricity by 2040

/ November 17, 2022

Southwest Gas increases its political contributions in Nevada ahead of the 2022 election

Southwest Gas ramped up its political giving in Nevada this election cycle, surpassing contribution levels for prior cycles in recent years. According to the most recent campaign finance reports, the...

/ November 4, 2022

Duke Energy “Carbon Plan” proceeding in North Carolina highlights the utility’s preference for monopolization over customer savings

North Carolina ratepayer advocate pushes regulators to delay compliance with the law, despite benefits of clean energy and legislative priorities

/ November 4, 2022

Vice President John Skory exits FirstEnergy after ‘violation’

A spokesperson for FirstEnergy said today that Vice President of Utility Operations John Skory left the utility after a violation of company policy. “John Skory, formerly vice president of Utility...

/ November 3, 2022

Gas industry group is behind ‘Affordable Energy Fund’ PAC election mailers and digital ads targeting Ohio 

The Empowerment Alliance, a dark-money group aligned with the gas industry, is behind the mysterious Affordable Energy Fund PAC that spent over $1 million dollars on election mailers and digital...

/ November 1, 2022

Latest campaign reports show Arizona utilities funding GOP gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake

The political action committees for Southwest Gas and Pinnacle West, Arizona Public Service’s parent company, have maxed out their contribution limits to Kari Lake, Arizona’s Republican gubernatorial candidate, according to...

/ October 31, 2022

Documents show TC Energy’s contractors did not report conflicts of interest to FERC

Two conflicted third-party contractors slipped through a federal vetting process last year for the review of two separate TC Energy gas pipeline projects. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) hired...

/ October 6, 2022

Carbon Capture Coalition lobbied to weaken guardrails for expanded carbon capture subsidy

The Inflation Reduction Act includes a major increase of the tax credits that subsidize carbon capture projects, as well as changes that weakened a key guardrail that was included in...

/ September 26, 2022