Lawrence McClure

Utility Front Group Sparks Attack on Florida Rooftop Solar Amid Ongoing COVID Crisis

Attack led by Florida legislator who has accepted over $20,000 from utilities in political contributions

/ September 11, 2020

Bill Seitz’s FirstEnergy bailout bill is one target of a subpoena

Records show Rep. Bill Seitz, the third-ranking Republican in the Ohio House, worked with FirstEnergy to draft a nuclear power plant bailout bill that’s now the subject of a federal...

/ September 9, 2020
EEI President Tom Kuhn

EEI used anti-clean energy campaigns as role models in political boot camp for utility execs

EEI's boot camp held up two companies as case studies - FirstEnergy and APS - despite both having become paragons of utility corruption.

/ August 27, 2020

Warren Buffett’s Methane Emissions Purchase From Dominion Energy

Berkshire Hathaway now is responsible for another estimated 1,663,568 metric tons of CO2e, at a minimum, from Dominion’s midstream gas infrastructure - an increase of about 40% over its previous...

/ August 20, 2020
murray energy

National Grid Lobbied Against Massachusetts Bills to Expand Renewable Energy

Electric and gas utility National Grid lobbied in opposition to legislation aimed at promoting renewable energy in Massachusetts, recent lobbying reports show. In the first half of 2020, the company...

/ August 19, 2020

Who is behind anti-regional transmission organization ads in the Southeast?

Google ads appear as Duke Energy, Southern Company advocate for more limited regional exchange, and following anti-RTO Facebook ads from dark money group

/ August 18, 2020
Clean coal awards page was deleted from Peabody Energy's website

Peabody pushes coal carbon capture through front groups, industry associations, PR and lobbying efforts

A coal industry front group funded by Peabody Energy and the state of Wyoming successfully urged the Department of Energy to fund a study proposing a carbon capture project at...

/ August 17, 2020

Ohio corruption scandal hits Energy Harbor bankruptcy case

Updated on August 18, 2020: The judge in Energy Harbor’s bankruptcy case will take another three months to consider final approval of fees and expenses for the utility’s outside firms,...

/ August 13, 2020

Petra Nova carbon capture project stalls with cheap oil

The project captured 7% of the carbon dioxide emissions generated by NRG’s W.A. Parish Generating Station, suffered frequent outages, and led to significant losses for investors

/ August 6, 2020
Florida PSC Don Polmann

Candidates Vie for Influential Florida Public Service Commission Seat

Three state legislator applicants have each accepted thousands in utility political contributions and voted in favor of utility-friendly legislation.

/ August 5, 2020