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.

Bill Seitz’s FirstEnergy bailout bill is one target of a subpoena

Records show Rep. Bill Seitz, the third-ranking Republican in the Ohio House, worked with FirstEnergy to draft a nuclear power plant bailout bill that’s now the subject of a federal...

/ September 9, 2020

Ohio corruption scandal hits Energy Harbor bankruptcy case

Updated on August 18, 2020: The judge in Energy Harbor’s bankruptcy case will take another three months to consider final approval of fees and expenses for the utility’s outside firms,...

/ August 13, 2020
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AEP contributed to dark money group that gave money to Generation Now

Update: AEP has acknowledged funding Empowering Ohio's Economy, a dark money organization that contributed to Generation Now

/ July 24, 2020

ExxonMobil attacks wind power, carbon tax in Texas

ExxonMobil, Kinder Morgan and Occidental Petroleum are part of a coalition of companies that opposed a utility’s plan to provide 309 megawatts of new wind energy to customers in Texas....

/ July 6, 2020
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Murray Energy paid over $1 million to law firm that’s fought renewable energy

Latest update – September 17, 2020: Murray Energy has now disclosed payments totaling over $1 million to a law firm that’s fought new wind and solar farms in Ohio. Filings...

/ May 19, 2020

American Electric Power’s goal: 100% renewable energy?

Executives at American Electric Power say the major electric utility has “aspirational” goals of achieving 100% renewable energy and zero carbon emissions, but its current plans for the future include...

/ April 17, 2020
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Energy companies in U.S. Chamber silent as Chamber opposed use of Defense Production Act to produce medical supplies for COVID-19

But some energy companies in the Chamber have lobbied for using the DPA to bail out struggling coal plants instead

/ March 27, 2020

Energy Harbor reveals money, risks involved in Ohio bailout

Financial documents from Energy Harbor reveal new details about FirstEnergy Corp.’s involvement in the multi-million dollar political campaign behind Ohio’s law forcing consumers to bail out struggling coal and nuclear...

/ March 26, 2020

Utilities back anti-protest bills in Ohio and other states

Dominion Energy and Duke Energy are backing a controversial anti-protest bill in Ohio, the latest front in a national campaign by the American Legislative Exchange Council and its funders in...

/ February 10, 2020

PURPA under attack by utilities and their front groups

Electric utilities are backing a proposal to gut the Public Utilities Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA), a federal law that supports the growth of renewable energy and competition in electricity markets,...

/ December 16, 2019