Month: March 2021

Michigan utilities’ front groups begin misleading ad campaigns ahead of a vote on energy legislation

Two front groups with connections to DTE Energy and Consumers Energy launched a Facebook ad campaign last week ahead of a possible vote on solar energy legislation. DTE Energy’s Alliance...

/ March 30, 2021

NextEra, Florida utilities closely aligned with election fraud suspect Frank Artiles

Artiles’ close relationship with NextEra Energy and Florida Power & Light included NASCAR perks, campaign contributions

/ March 26, 2021

Major investors find electric utilities are not on track to meet decarbonization goals

Electric utilities are failing to align their businesses with the Paris climate agreement goals and investors’ expectations, according to a new scorecard of major emitting companies. The Climate Action 100+...

/ March 23, 2021

Duke, Southern disclose misleading descriptions of climate policy advocacy to ESG investors

Facing pressure from investors, the top two carbon polluting utilities in the country are making gestures to disclose more information about their advocacy with regard to climate policy, but the...

/ March 15, 2021

Bankruptcy judge questioned FirstEnergy Solutions’ law firm about a draft political contributions motion that was never filed

Bankruptcy court records show lawyers for FirstEnergy Solutions drafted, but never filed, a motion seeking a judge’s approval to make political contributions shortly before the company contributed $500,000 to the...

/ March 10, 2021

Coal, Gas Lobbyists Behind PA Officials’ Letters Against RGGI, Emails Show

Lobbyists for coal and gas interests crafted letters and resolutions for elected officials in Pennsylvania as part of the industry’s efforts to oppose a proposal to add the state to...

/ March 4, 2021

FirstEnergy attributed Ohio utility regulator’s actions to $4.3 million payment

A state utility regulator in Ohio acted “at the request or for the benefit” of FirstEnergy “as a consequence of receiving” a $4.3 million payment from the utility company shortly...

/ March 3, 2021

South Carolina public advocate hires Dominion Energy attorney

The South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff, whose stated mission is to represent South Carolinians in utility matters before the Public Service Commission, has hired a lawyer who had previously...

/ March 1, 2021