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.

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
Floridians for Affordable Reliable Energy Joe Gibbons

New Front Group, Floridians for Affordable Reliable Energy, Emerges to Fight for Monopoly Utilities

A new front group, Floridians for Affordable Reliable Energy (FARE), launched a campaign on February 26, 2019, to block a Constitutional amendment aimed at breaking up Florida’s investor-owned utilities, such...

/ March 5, 2019
Entergy confirms actors were paid to support New Orleans power plant

Entergy Leaves Questions Unanswered in Paid Actor Scandal

Entergy continues to receive significant scrutiny due to its use of paid actors to feign public support in New Orleans City Council hearings for a proposed natural gas plant, which...

/ December 7, 2018

Questionable Campaign Contributions Tick Back Up for Eaton as Election Nears

UPDATE (11/5/18) – Campaigns were required to file their final campaign finance reports before the election by November 1st, for contributions received through October 25th. The filings provided yet another...

/ October 25, 2018
New Vogtle Agreement with MEAG and Oglethorpe Power

Georgia Power Steamrolls MEAG, Oglethorpe in New Vogtle Agreement

Georgia Power consolidated its control of the controversial Plant Vogtle expansion last week, winning both influence and the potential to earn additional profit in a new agreement with its co-owners....

/ October 4, 2018

What Andrew Gillum vs Ron DeSantis Means for Clean Energy

On Aug 28th, 2018 Andrew Gillum (D) and Ron DeSantis (R) both shocked the political establishment by winning their respective primaries in the race to be the next Florida Governor....

/ September 11, 2018
Dalton Utilities Vogtle Nuclear Plant

Southern Company, Regulated Entity-Connected Contributions Continue for Pridemore, Eaton

Earlier this year the Energy and Policy Institute released an analysis of major campaign contributions for Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) candidates. The analysis found that Georgia PSC incumbents Chuck...

/ September 5, 2018