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

Final Campaign Finance Reports Filed Before Election Shows APS Spending $30 Million To Defeat Prop 127

Millions More To Politicians While Arizona Rep. Grijalva Tells APS "No Thanks"

/ October 31, 2018
Arizona Corporation Commissioner Andy Tobin

Arizona Commissioner Andy Tobin texted APS lobbyists frequently, including about open rate case

Tobin asked APS lobbyist whether they had a “public information strategy planned” to combat negative media coverage of a rate increase request while the case was still pending

/ October 29, 2018

Questionable Campaign Contributions Tick Back Up for Eaton as Election Nears

UPDATE (11/5/18) – Campaigns were required to file their final campaign finance reports before the election by November 1st, for contributions received through October 25th. The filings provided yet another glimpse into the prevalence of Southern Company affiliated campaign contributions....

/ October 25, 2018

Former governor Sununu defends climate skeptic at controversial Portsmouth Conference

Former New Hampshire governor John H. Sununu defended the views of climate skeptic Bjorn Lomborg last week during the Portsmouth Conference, a controversial event held in a coastal region of the state that faces risks from climate change impacts like...

/ October 23, 2018