All posts by Charlotte Grubb

Charlotte is a Research and Communications Manager for EPI. Before joining EPI, Charlotte was the staff economist for three years at Oceana, where she provided economic analysis for marine habitat and fisheries policy and mentored staff in campaign strategy. Her work included a global report on the economic potential of well-managed fisheries. Prior to Oceana, Charlotte has worked on farms, for USAID contractors, and also lived in East Africa for two years working on forestry and wildlife management issues. She has also spent substantial time supporting frontline communities in the US against pipelines. She has published work in technical reports, newspapers, and academic journals. Charlotte earned a Master’s in Ecological Economics from the University of Edinburgh and a B.A. in International Affairs from The George Washington University.

Commissioners Lovejoy, Jones accept Affordable Solar money, approve solar bid that raises customer rates

Did close ties to a lobbyist and campaign contributions lead commissioners to approve a more expensive solar contract between Public Service of New Mexico and Affordable Solar?

/ May 24, 2018

Democratic women’s group hosts event sponsored by APS

Arizona Public Service’s efforts to extend its influence over the state’s politicians is reaching into even progressive circles of the state’s politics, despite the fact that the monopoly utility is working against values like clean energy growth and climate action....

/ May 22, 2018

Follow the money: Pinnacle West-funded groups undermining renewable energy efforts in Arizona

According to Arizona campaign finance quarterly reports that were filed last month, Arizona Public Service’s parent company, Pinnacle West Capital Corporation, contributed $1.18 million to Arizonans for Affordable Electricity, a political action committee (PAC). The PAC opposes Clean Energy for a Healthy...

/ May 2, 2018

Lawmakers behind legislation to help Arizona Public Service have now filed a complaint against the renewable energy ballot campaign

Two state legislators that have sponsored and introduced bills to help Arizona’s largest utility, Arizona Public Service, recently filed a complaint against the committee working to increase the state’s renewable energy standard – Clean Energy for a Healthy Arizona. Republicans...

/ April 29, 2018

AZ regulators reject APS plans for gas investment, as APS tries to avoid potential renewable energy obligations

APS is the top campaign donor to the legislator behind a maneuver that would protect it and other utilities from an RPS increase measure on the ballot this November

/ March 14, 2018

NV Energy, casino operators who have fought renewable energy prefer Sisolak, Laxalt in governor’s race

Nevada’s primary electric utility company, NV Energy, has given to all of Nevada’s major 2018 gubernatorial candidates since 2014, but Democratic Clark County Commission Chairman Steve Sisolak is the only gubernatorial candidate to receive money from the utility ($10,000) during...

/ February 8, 2018

Arizona Utility commissioner gave keynote to natural gas lobbyists at private steakhouse meeting

Arizona utility commissioners Andy Tobin and Tom Forese attended and spoke at a private conference of lobbyists for pipeline development, according to a conference agenda

/ December 21, 2017