All posts by Daniel Tait

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

Southern Company CEO Tom Fanning on CNBC

Tom Fanning Floats Misleading Updated Greenhouse Gas Goal

The updated greenhouse gas goal, as described by Fanning, would allow Southern Company to claim “net-zero” emissions by taking credit for transportation electrification, despite the company’s continued use of fossil...

/ April 16, 2020

Mississippi Power Doubles Down on Uneconomic Coal Despite Southern Company’s “Low to No Carbon” Claim

Mississippi Power, a Southern Company subsidiary, is spending as much as $96.8 million to extend operations at the coal-fired Plant Daniel, despite the fact that the utility could save customers...

/ March 17, 2020

Dominion and NextEra Takeover Bids for Santee Cooper Provide Little to No Benefit to South Carolina

Dominion Energy and NextEra Energy were named the top picks to manage or buy the state-owned utility Santee Cooper, in an analysis released on February 11 by the South Carolina...

/ February 18, 2020

Entergy New Orleans made misleading claims that ROE cut meant financial disaster

When the New Orleans City Council threatened to cut Entergy New Orleans’ high profit margins last year, the utility company responded aggressively: it said that such a move would not...

/ February 3, 2020
Jeffrey Lyash TVA CEO, Discusses Potential MLGW defection

TVA’s Latest Long-Term Partnership Contract Cedes No Ground to Local Power Companies

The Tennessee Valley Authority has ceded practically no ground to local power companies seeking more contract flexibility to manage increased demands for renewable energy from customers, despite requests from the...

/ January 20, 2020

Georgia Power Inaction on Renewables May Lead to Loss of Large Industrial Customer

As large electricity customers around the country are increasingly requesting renewable energy from their utilities, one utility’s failure to meet that demand has led it into a bitter legal dispute...

/ December 15, 2019

Entergy Threatens New Orleans City Council in Push Against “Resilient Renewables”

A policy requiring New Orleans’ electricity to come from sources that are both renewable and resilient to the impacts of climate change faces opposition from the utility Entergy, which threatened...

/ December 6, 2019

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