All posts by David Pomerantz

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

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
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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
Householder, FirstEnergy criminal complaint

Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder arrested. Will FirstEnergy Corp. be charged next? What you need to know

Federal prosecutors have charged Householder in a $60 million corruption scheme. Will FirstEnergy Corp. be charged next?

/ July 22, 2020
Utility Corruption

Utility CEOs received over $1 billion in executive compensation from 2017 – 2019

Investor-owned utilities' CEO compensation was up 26% in 2019 over 2018.

/ April 27, 2020
A PG&E smart meter. Utilities are unevenly applying late fees and reconnecting customers who had been disconnected before pandemic crisis

Caught in patchwork of policies and pledges, some utility customers may still be awaiting electricity restoration or racking up fees

A mosaic of state policies and voluntary pledges has meant that the effects of missing a utility payment are playing out unevenly across the country.

/ April 14, 2020

LIVE: Utilities that have and have not suspended disconnects amid COVID-19

EPI is tracking the states that have binding protections against electricity disconnections and when the protections expire.

/ March 13, 2020
Utility decarbonization trajectories

Morgan Stanley: Duke, other utilities ignoring profit opportunity by failing to decarbonize rapidly

Morgan Stanley analysts say utilities can grow earnings by accelerating coal-to-renewables switch, but some utilities are letting the opportunity slip away.

/ March 12, 2020
2020 Mississippi Public Service Commission

Southern Company Attempts to Block Public Input in Resource Planning; Entergy Joins in Mississippi

Southern Company and Entergy have been objecting to participation in regulatory proceedings such as integrated resource plans and certificates of public need.

/ February 27, 2020