All posts by Daniel Tait

Daniel Tait is a Research and Communication Manager for the Energy and Policy Institute.

Duke Energy given preferential treatment to shape study of HB 951 by North Carolina Utilities Commission Public Staff, records show

Duke Energy received preferential treatment and exclusive access from the North Carolina Utilities Commission Public Staff when that agency analyzed the impacts on customers’ bills of a sweeping energy bill...

/ July 14, 2021

North Carolina HB 951 could mean windfall for Duke, large rate increases for customers

Duke Energy is attempting to win major concessions from North Carolina lawmakers on an energy bill that would fundamentally change the state’s regulatory landscape, setting up a potential veto showdown...

/ June 17, 2021

TVA net zero emissions target undercut by new gas

Goal falls short of Biden’s call to decarbonize electricity by 2035

/ May 20, 2021

Records reveal Entergy’s role in stalling MISO transmission planning

Texas freeze of 2021 highlights need for robust transmission system to protect consumers, increase renewable energy

/ April 5, 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

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

Mississippi regulators force Mississippi Power to close unneeded coal and gas plants

Mississippi regulators are forcing Mississippi Power to shutter as many as 950 megawatts of uneconomic and unneeded legacy coal and gas plants by the end of 2027. Mississippi Power received...

/ February 23, 2021

Investigation revealed NextEra’s inside track for JEA, coordination with Curry Administration

NextEra Energy and associates of Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry coordinated, likely giving NextEra an advantage over other bidders for the purchase of city-owned utility JEA, according to a report released...

/ February 3, 2021
Jeffrey Lyash TVA CEO, Discusses Potential MLGW defection

TVA green-lights new potential fees on distributed solar by local utilities

TVA has approved a new rate structure which allows the 153 local power companies that buy power from the federal agency to charge new fees to solar customers, according to...

/ February 1, 2021
GHG Reduction Tom Fanning

Utilities and their executives spent tens of thousands to support Republicans in Georgia Senate runoff

Oil, gas, and coal company PACs spent too in failed efforts to keep GOP Senate control

/ January 19, 2021