Month: August 2019

APS spending on lobbying, marketing, grants, and political campaigns

APS political spending soared under Don Brandt. Will that change with a new CEO?

APS reported spending over $182 million between 2013 and 2018 on lobbying, marketing, grants, and political campaigns - $152 per customer.

/ August 30, 2019

Wisconsin utility We Energies looks to recover $2 million in annual membership dues from its customers

Customers of We Energies are currently on the hook to pay nearly $2 million a year for the monopoly utility’s corporate membership in various trade associations and organizations that practice...

/ August 29, 2019

Who’s behind Ohioans for Energy Security’s ad campaign to scare voters?

Ohioans for Energy Security, a new entity blanketing Ohio with a wave of television ads defending the bailout of FirstEnergy Solutions, is brought to you by the same people who...

/ August 28, 2019
Southern Company CEO Tom Fanning on CNBC

Southern Company’s “Low to No Carbon” Pledge Misleads Investors, Public

New disclosures show Southern Company has spent the past year misleading investors about its carbon reduction goals.

/ August 27, 2019

FirstEnergy’s Wall Street investors lobbied for bailout bill in Ohio

A lobbyist for the FirstEnergy Solutions Bondholder Group helped organize a community meeting where the utility’s CEO revealed how a “Clean Air” bill designed to subsidize its nuclear plants in...

/ August 26, 2019
Jacob Williams FMPA general manager and CEO (former coal executive from the bankrupt coal company Peabody Energy)

FMPA Coordinating Statewide Campaign to Raise Florida Municipal Utilities’ Fixed Fees, Block Solar

The Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA) is waging a campaign to increase monthly fixed fees to as high as $50 in an attempt to block the growth of solar, according...

/ August 22, 2019
Duke Energy's gas investments lead it to muddled statements on the emissions impacts of solar energy.

Duke Energy’s Allegiance to Gas Leads to Muddled Statements on Solar Emissions Impacts

Duke Energy peddles, then recants the myth that solar increases pollution. Gas investments may be driving its muddled stance.

/ August 21, 2019