Basin Electric is the largest generation and transmission association

Basin Electric faces growing pressure on coal from co-ops, insurers, and banks

Coal-heavy power supplier won’t let its member cooperatives leave, which one co-op calls a “financial suicide pact”

/ November 23, 2020

Entergy Placed Undercover Consultant to Influence MISO Stakeholder Processes

Entergy secretly placed a consultant to advance its interests in MISO stakeholder meetings under the guise of a “MISO South customer,” according to public records obtained by the Energy and...

/ November 22, 2020

Dominion Energy rewards Virginia political allies with bipartisan, off-year campaign contributions in 2020

Utility boosted friendly state legislators, despite none facing re-election this year, while executives and lobbyists supported Richmond stalwarts in city races

/ November 17, 2020
Jonathan Scott solar film Power Trip poster

Jonathan Scott talks to EPI about taking on utilities in solar film “Power Trip”

"Entrenched utility interests are attempting to maintain their death grip on our energy sources, and they will try to squeeze out anyone who interferes with their profitability."

/ November 13, 2020

AEP gave campaign cash to HB 6 repeal committee members

American Electric Power (AEP) made campaign contributions to seven Ohio state representatives after they joined a new select committee tasked with repealing and replacing House Bill 6, the energy law...

/ November 2, 2020

Duke Energy spends big on Republicans, “soft money” groups in 2020 election

In the states and federally, utility maintains focus on GOP – amid potential shifts in North Carolina, US Senate control – coupled with hard-to-trace campaign finance entities

/ November 1, 2020

Lawsuit: FirstEnergy’s new CEO signed checks to indicted dark money group

Updated on November 2, 2020 based on comments made today during FirstEnergy’s earnings call. A lawsuit alleges that FirstEnergy’s new acting CEO Steven Strah signed checks to Generation Now, the...

/ October 30, 2020

Utility CEOs contribute personal money to help Republicans; Utility PACs also favor GOP

Analysis of federal campaign dollars in the 2020 election cycle

/ October 22, 2020
Eric Skrmetta, Louisiana PSC

Louisiana PSC awarded $17.3 Million in Customer Money to Business Partner of Commissioner Skrmetta

Bulk of energy efficiency projects went to Skrmetta’s business and film partner; showed minimal savings

/ October 20, 2020

$529k of Customer Money Approved for Personal Attorney and Business Partner of Louisiana Utility Commissioner Eric Skrmetta

The Louisiana Public Service Commission approved more than $500,000 in contracts, ultimately paid by customers on their utility bills, to Scott McQuaig, a lawyer with a troubling record who has...

/ October 11, 2020