All posts by David Pomerantz

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

Utility Executive Compensation

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 which utilities are suspending disconnections during the coronavirus outbreak, as well as regulators that are mandating suspensions.

/ 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

Report details utilities’ use of charitable giving to influence politics

Utilities' charitable giving a massive part of their political operations, used to manipulate support from low-income communities and communities of color.

/ December 9, 2019
Duke Energy's Sutton Gas Plant

Duke Energy’s zero-carbon goal undermined by massive gas rush

Duke's proposed gas plants, pipeline call climate goal integrity into question

/ September 17, 2019
Dominion Energy's new carbon goals will mean a slowdown in the pace of its decarbonization

Dominion Energy’s new carbon reduction goal will mean slowdown in emissions reduction pace

Dominion's pitch to climate-conscious investors may have a problem.

/ April 25, 2019

DTE Energy aims to continue its gas buildout as it proposes to leave coal by 2040

DTE Energy announced a plan to retire its coal-fired power plants by 2040 on Friday, but the utility is preserving the option to build more gas-burning power plants while the...

/ April 2, 2019
Hedge fund Acme Equities is attempting to install CCS on the San Juan Generating Station.

Acme Equities wants to add expensive carbon capture to distressed coal plant

Acme Equities wants to install expensive carbon capture technology on the already too costly San Juan Generating Station.

/ March 3, 2019