All posts by David Pomerantz

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

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
Hedge fund Acme Equities is attempting to buy the San Juan Generating Station, pictured here. Photo: Wild Earth Guardians

Acme Equities: who is the hedge fund trying to buy a teetering New Mexico coal plant?

Acme Equities, a mysterious hedge fund with no experience in the power sector, is vying to buy a New Mexico coal plant slated for closure.

/ February 28, 2019
Arizona Corporation Commissioner Andy Tobin

Arizona Commissioner Andy Tobin texted APS lobbyists frequently, including about open rate case

Tobin asked APS lobbyist whether they had a “public information strategy planned” to combat negative media coverage of a rate increase request while the case was still pending

/ October 29, 2018