All posts by David Pomerantz

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

Alabama Power Headquarters building

Alabama Power to buy Calhoun plant despite rising gas prices

Purchase risks bill increases for customers, comes in spite of parent company's climate goal

/ November 22, 2021

Four major Ohio utilities shut off customers’ electricity 200,000 times during COVID-19 pandemic

AEP, FirstEnergy, Duke Energy, and DP&L disconnected Ohio customers who couldn't pay their bills during the Covid-19 pandemic.

/ July 9, 2021

Major investors find electric utilities are not on track to meet decarbonization goals

Electric utilities are failing to align their businesses with the Paris climate agreement goals and investors’ expectations, according to a new scorecard of major emitting companies. The Climate Action 100+...

/ March 23, 2021

Duke, Southern disclose misleading descriptions of climate policy advocacy to ESG investors

Facing pressure from investors, the top two carbon polluting utilities in the country are making gestures to disclose more information about their advocacy with regard to climate policy, but the...

/ March 15, 2021
Arizona Corporation Commissioner Justin Olson

Utilities sent $6.8 million to members of Congress who sought to overturn election results in recent election cycles

Three utilities and a trade association have said they are "pausing" all contributions in wake of violence

/ January 12, 2021
Kyger Creek Power Plant

Many U.S. electric utilities plan slow decarbonization over next decade, out of sync with Biden plan

“Net-zero” goals proliferate, but speed, integrity of commitments varies greatly

/ December 1, 2020
Jonathan Scott solar film Power Trip poster

Jonathan Scott talks to EPI about taking on utilities in solar film “Power Trip”

"Entrenched utility interests are attempting to maintain their death grip on our energy sources, and they will try to squeeze out anyone who interferes with their profitability."

/ November 13, 2020

Pollution Payday: analysis of executive compensation and incentives of the largest U.S. investor-owned utilities

While the coronavirus pandemic has devastated the U.S. economy, leaving millions of Americans struggling to afford their utility bills, the top executives for those utilities continue breaking their own records...

/ September 22, 2020
EEI President Tom Kuhn

EEI used anti-clean energy campaigns as role models in political boot camp for utility execs

EEI's boot camp held up two companies as case studies - FirstEnergy and APS - despite both having become paragons of utility corruption.

/ August 27, 2020