Pennsylvania House Speaker Says He Will Rely on Help From Oil & Gas Lawyers in Lawsuits to Oppose Joining RGGI

Pennsylvania’s Republican House Speaker Mike Turzai recently revealed he will rely on private attorneys who represent the fossil fuel industry to thwart Governor Tom Wolf’s executive order for Pennsylvania to...

/ December 2, 2019
Electric Utilities Political Machine

How Market Power Gives Electric Utilities Political Power

John Farrell from the Institute for Local Self Reliance (ILSR) explains how utilities use political power to block the transition to renewable energy in this guest post.

/ November 26, 2019

Utilities don’t want Peabody Energy’s “clean coal” awards anymore

In the latest sign of the U.S. coal industry’s declining ability to compete in the power sector, Peabody Energy is now struggling to find electric utility companies who are willing...

/ November 25, 2019

While Wisconsin residents object to a $700 million gas power plant, their public officials submit supportive comments ghostwritten by industry

As the public comment period for a new natural gas power plant drew to a close last month, several state lawmakers filed comments urging the Wisconsin Public Service Commission to...

/ November 20, 2019
Virginia Capitol

Dominion Energy spent record-breaking sum in Virginia election to bolster embattled Republicans and legislative allies

Utility and its executives supported allies in both parties, but spent on Republicans in key battleground races

/ November 12, 2019
United Power Mavericks Solar Farm

United Power and La Plata Electric ask Colorado Public Utilities Commission to determine Tri-State exit fee

The electric cooperatives’ filings emphasize a critical flaw in Tri-State’s governance system

/ November 7, 2019

Loopholes Set to Provide Millions in Benefits to Entergy in New Orleans Rate Case

The New Orleans City Council is set to vote on a resolution tomorrow which would give hundreds of millions of dollars in extra profits to Entergy New Orleans. The resolution,...

/ November 6, 2019

Colorado Rural Electric Association spent electric cooperatives’ money supporting Republican politicians

The statewide association for electric cooperatives in Colorado describes its political spending as bipartisan and funded by voluntary donations, but a review of filings with the Colorado Secretary of State...

/ October 23, 2019

FirstEnergy drafted testimony for pro-bailout county, school officials in Ohio

FirstEnergy provided draft testimony to county and school officials who testified in support of enacting House Bill 6, Ohio’s controversial new law that bails out coal and nuclear power plants...

/ October 21, 2019