All posts by David Pomerantz

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

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
Arizona Corporation Commissioner Justin Olson

Arizona Commissioner Justin Olson answered questions about Arizona’s energy policy by copying parts of an APS memo verbatim, emails show

Emails show that Olson forwarded a Wall Street analyst's questions to an APS lobbyist, then read from APS' answers verbatim.

/ October 18, 2018
A key aide to Attorney General Mark Brnovich inserted edits to the language describing Prop 127 for voters which aligned with utility APS' position on the initiative.

Backers of Prop 127 call for independent investigation of Brnovich over edits to renewable energy ballot language

Backers of Prop 127, the ballot initiative that would increase Arizona’s use of renewable energy, are calling for an independent investigation of the conduct of Attorney General Mark Brnovich and...

/ September 26, 2018
Arizonans for Affordable Electricity's ad against clean energy Prop 127. APS also funds anti-#InvestInEd organizations.

APS uses teachers in ads against Prop 127, but has history of funding anti-public education organizations

The Arizona utility has funded and worked closely with three organizations that have been opponents of the #InvestInEd movement to increase teacher pay.

/ September 17, 2018
The Harvard Electric Policy Group paid for utility regulators from the Arizona Corporation Commission to stay at the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay in March, 2015.

Utility-funded Harvard group has given tens of thousands of dollars in airfare, luxury hotels and meals to Arizona utility commissioners

An APS lobbyist suggested that AZ Commissioner Boyd Dunn join the group, whose director has testified directly on APS' behalf in front of the Commission.

/ July 23, 2018