All posts by David Pomerantz

David Pomerantz is the Executive Director of the Energy and Policy Institute.

Bob Stump, a former ACC commissioner, now runs the Arizona Energy Policy Group, a trade association for Arizona utilities.

Revolving door swings former AZ utility commissioner Bob Stump back into the arms of APS

Stump's new trade association will represent Arizona utilities in front of his former colleagues at the ACC.

/ July 6, 2018
Arizona Corporation Commissioner Tom Forese regulates APS

Updated: Arizona Corporation Commission Executive Director resigns in latest scandal

Report: Forese actually fired Vogt because he was standing up to APS' interests; wife's work for Veridus was convenient excuse

/ July 6, 2018
A man charges his electric vehicle

Climate denier attacks electric vehicles… for not doing enough to slow down climate change

The person who is telling us that electric vehicles won’t do enough to reduce greenhouse gas emissions doesn’t accept that climate change is real.

/ May 21, 2018
Entergy New Orleans Charity Check

Entergy Paid Actor Scandal Widens, Nonprofits Used to Support Gas Plant

Entergy came under fire this week when a New Orleans news site revealed that many of the people who testified on behalf of the company’s proposed gas-fired power plant were paid actors. The company has since acknowledged that one of...

/ May 11, 2018
Entergy revealed that the Hawthorn Group, a PR company it had hired, was behind the actors paid to support Entergy's New Orleans gas plant proposal.

Hawthorn Group, PR firm behind paid actors scandal in New Orleans, has long record of being paid by utilities to lie to the public

Entergy hired the Hawthorn Group to create "grassroots support" for its proposed natural gas power plant

/ May 10, 2018
AZ Senator Robert Meza, who slammed renewable energy initiative, collects income from multiple organizations tied to APS

AZ legislator who slammed renewable energy initiative collects income from multiple organizations tied to APS

AZ state senator Robert Meza says he based his opposition on a study paid for by APS.

/ April 9, 2018

APS will try to kill renewable energy ballot measure so that it can keep building gas plants

Expect APS to come out swinging against a new renewable energy ballot initiative.

/ February 14, 2018

New Utility PR Playbook Seeks to Mislead Customers on Demand Charges

The nation’s investor-owned electric utilities will attempt to deceive their customers into accepting new electric rate designs that would reduce people’s ability to save money by conserving energy or installing solar panels, according to a document describing the industry’s public...

/ December 18, 2017
Protesters rallying against Dominion's proposed Atlantic Coast pipeline. Credit: Chesapeake Climate Action Network.

The other big loser in Virginia’s elections was Dominion Energy

At least 14 candidates who pledged not to accept money from Virginia's monopoly utility, Dominion Energy, won seats in a surprise wave election for Democrats.

/ November 8, 2017