All posts by Dave Anderson

Dave Anderson is the policy and communications manager for the Energy and Policy Institute. Dave has been working at the nexus of clean energy and public policy since 2008. Prior to joining the Energy and Policy Institute, he was an outreach coordinator for the climate and energy program at the Union of Concerned Scientists. He is also an alumnus of the Sierra Club and the Alliance for Climate Protection (now the Climate Reality Project). Dave’s research has helped to spur public scrutiny of political attacks on clean energy and climate science by powerful special interests, such as ExxonMobil and the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). His work has been cited by major media outlets, such as CBS News and the Wall Street Journal, and he has served as a speaker on panels at national solar industry conferences. Dave holds a MA in Political Science from the University of New Hampshire, where he also received a BA in Humanities.

FirstEnergy Solutions lobbyists behind campaign to remove names from House Bill 6 petition

Last updated on October 3 with some additional information about Protect Ohio Clean Energy Jobs, a new political action committee that recently designated a lobbyist for FirstEnergy Solutions as its...

/ October 1, 2019

How Eversource customers in New Hampshire unknowingly fund the Edison Electric Institute

Updated shortly after publication with additional comments from Eversource. Eversource customers in New Hampshire are on the hook for nearly $190,000 the utility paid last year to the Edison Electric...

/ September 18, 2019

Who’s behind Ohioans for Energy Security’s ad campaign to scare voters?

Ohioans for Energy Security, a new entity blanketing Ohio with a wave of television ads defending the bailout of FirstEnergy Solutions, is brought to you by the same people who...

/ August 28, 2019

FirstEnergy’s Wall Street investors lobbied for bailout bill in Ohio

A lobbyist for the FirstEnergy Solutions Bondholder Group helped organize a community meeting where the utility’s CEO revealed how a “Clean Air” bill designed to subsidize its nuclear plants in...

/ August 26, 2019

Utilities gave $320K to Ohio House members who voted for bailout bill

Members of the Ohio House who voted in favor of a bill to bail out uncompetitive coal and nuclear power plants received over $320,000 in campaign money from four utilities...

/ June 26, 2019

AEP wants customers to fund “clean coal” group behind attacks on renewable energy

American Electric Power says it is working to meet strong customer demand for renewable energy, but the major utility wants to use customer money to fund a “clean coal” group...

/ June 17, 2019

Ads link FirstEnergy Solutions to dark money group Generation Now, Inc.

Updated on June 12, 2019, with a copy of one of Generation Now, Inc.’s Facebook ads supporting HB 6, the bill that would bail out FirstEnergy Solutions’ nuclear power plants...

/ June 11, 2019

Anti-wind activist who backed nuclear bailout bill tied to FirstEnergy

An anti-wind power activist who testified in support of a bill to bail out FirstEnergy Solutions’ nuclear power plants in Ohio did not disclose that he’s worked for the same...

/ May 28, 2019

FirstEnergy lobbyists behind testimony supporting bailout bill in Ohio

A lobbying firm paid by FirstEnergy Solutions appears to have played a role in writing the testimony given this week by multiple supporters of a bill to bail out the...

/ May 17, 2019

Harry Brown: North Carolina’s anti-wind lawmaker is backed by Koch money

Harry Brown, the state senator who wants to ban new wind farms in eastern North Carolina, has received thousands of dollars in campaign money from Koch Industries and other fossil...

/ May 8, 2019