All posts by Daniel Tait

Daniel Tait is a Research and Communication Manager for the Energy and Policy Institute. Prior to joining EPI, he was CEO of Energy Alabama, a non-profit advocacy organization. Daniel was named the 2015 International Young Energy Professional of the Year by the Association of Energy Engineers and acts as Vice President of the Association of Energy Engineers, Huntsville Chapter. He graduated from the University of Alabama in Huntsville with a degree in International Trade and Foreign Language.

Loopholes Set to Provide Millions in Benefits to Entergy in New Orleans Rate Case

The New Orleans City Council is set to vote on a resolution tomorrow which would give hundreds of millions of dollars in extra profits to Entergy New Orleans. The resolution,...

/ November 6, 2019
Jeffrey Lyash TVA CEO, Discusses Potential MLGW defection

TVA attempts to chain local power companies to longer contracts in effort to prevent defection risk

New TVA contract could prevent municipal utilities, co-ops from pursuing local renewable energy, storage

/ September 22, 2019
Louisiana Commissioner Eric Skrmetta Attacks Net Metering

Flawed Reports and Captured Commission Lead to Attack on Louisiana Solar Net Metering

UPDATE September 10, 2019: Documents reported by PV magazine indicate that the position on which the LPSC will be voting on Wednesday September 11, will be a “buy-all, sell-all” arrangement...

/ September 6, 2019
Southern Company CEO Tom Fanning on CNBC

Southern Company’s “Low to No Carbon” Pledge Misleads Investors, Public

New disclosures show Southern Company has spent the past year misleading investors about its carbon reduction goals.

/ August 27, 2019
Big Bend Sea Wall TECO

TECO’s Political Contributions Seem Geared to Influence Approval of New Big Bend Gas Plant with Sea Wall

Tampa Electric (TECO), and its law firm have made political contributions to members of the Florida Power Plant Siting Board in the lead-up to tomorrow’s vote to approve the company’s...

/ July 24, 2019
Southern Co. CEO Tom Fanning dismissed conflicting comments from Georgia subsidiary about Southern's "low- to no-carbon" goals.

Southern Company CEO Tom Fanning’s $2 Million Greenhouse Gas Reduction “Incentive” a Misnomer

Fanning has likely secured millions in bonus payouts for already planned GHG reductions.

/ July 1, 2019
AMEA and Cooperative Energy Customers on the Hook for $200 Million in Excess Profits

Southern Company Wins Hundreds of Millions in Profit from Rural Residents and Businesses

Southern Company’s lawyers secured at least $200 million in profit for the company, largely on the backs of rural utility customers in Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia, thanks to a March...

/ June 10, 2019
Southern Co. CEO Tom Fanning dismissed conflicting comments from Georgia subsidiary about Southern's "low- to no-carbon" goals.

Tom Fanning defends Southern Company’s low- to no-carbon goal in misleading interview

Fanning dismissed conflicting testimony from Georgia Power subsidiary about Southern Company's "low- to no-carbon" goals.

/ June 3, 2019

Georgia Power’s 2019 IRP: Limit Renewables, Lock In Fossil Fuels

The Georgia Public Service Commission began hearings this week on Georgia Power’s 2019 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), which is a long-term plan that many utilities across the country must file...

/ April 10, 2019
PURPA Attack EEI Duke

Dukeplicity on PURPA

Duke Energy is arguing that its monopoly utility in Florida should only have to buy electricity from renewable energy projects in two-year contracts, while its unregulated subsidiary that develops renewable...

/ March 13, 2019