Month: January 2020

Southwest Gas was top contributor to Arizona legislators sponsoring gas utility bill

Southwest Gas gave thousands of dollars to the campaigns of Arizona Senate President Karen Fann and Speaker of the House Rusty Bowers last month, ahead of those legislators’ introduction this...

/ January 23, 2020
Cholla coal plant

Arizona Public Service announces 100% clean energy goal, saying it will “eliminate all fossil fuels”

Arizona’s largest investor-owned utility announced today that it will close its coal plants and increase its use of renewable energy over the next decade, ultimately aiming for 100% clean energy...

/ January 22, 2020
Jeffrey Lyash TVA CEO, Discusses Potential MLGW defection

TVA’s Latest Long-Term Partnership Contract Cedes No Ground to Local Power Companies

The Tennessee Valley Authority has ceded practically no ground to local power companies seeking more contract flexibility to manage increased demands for renewable energy from customers, despite requests from the...

/ January 20, 2020

Energy Choice Falls Flat at Florida Supreme Court After Utility Offensive

The Florida Supreme Court ruled on January 9 to keep the “Energy Choice” initiative off the Florida ballot in the upcoming general election, siding with investor-owned utilities and quashing an...

/ January 20, 2020

Growing number of elected Democrats in Arizona won’t take money from APS

A growing number of elected Democrats in Arizona say they won’t accept campaign funding from Arizona Public Service, the utility that has come under fire for its massive spending on...

/ January 13, 2020

Financial analysts expect decarbonization will benefit utility ratepayers and shareholders

Replacing coal with renewable energy could save customers $8 billion each year

/ January 9, 2020