Month: September 2020

Virginia budget amendments may allow Dominion Energy to pass COVID debt forgiveness costs on to ratepayers later

Advanced by House and Senate appropriators who have accepted over $2 million from the utility, amendments quash proposal to use $320 million in Dominion over-earnings to forgive ratepayers’ arrears during...

/ September 29, 2020
Net Zero Entergy Leo Denault

Entergy to Rely on Gas while Claiming Net-Zero Emissions in 2050

Entergy joined other large utilities last week in announcing its intent to achieve “net-zero emissions” by 2050, but like its regional peers of Duke and Southern, the company is charting...

/ September 28, 2020

In Pennsylvania, a Complex Network of Climate Deniers, Business Groups is Working to Kill RGGI

A tangled web of individuals and groups representing business interests and conservative think tanks lies at the forefront of opposition to Pennsylvania’s attempt to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative...

/ September 25, 2020

Southern Company Net-Zero Implementation Plan Filled with Loopholes for Continued Use of Fossil Fuels

Southern Company released more information this week on how it plans to reach “net zero emissions,” and while the plan remains scant on key details, the company has made one...

/ September 24, 2020

Pollution Payday: analysis of executive compensation and incentives of the largest U.S. investor-owned utilities

While the coronavirus pandemic has devastated the U.S. economy, leaving millions of Americans struggling to afford their utility bills, the top executives for those utilities continue breaking their own records...

/ September 22, 2020

NextEra Energy’s failed attempt to purchase JEA highlights web of murky spending, lobbying

NextEra Energy, the parent company of Florida Power & Light and Gulf Power, offered $11 billion in a failed attempt to purchase Jacksonville-based JEA that would have netted former JEA...

/ September 21, 2020
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