All posts by David Pomerantz

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

Utility CEOs try to rob shareholders of rights to express climate concerns

The Business Roundtable, a group of CEOs that lobbies for policies that support the fossil fuel industry, is attempting to restrict shareholders’ rights as utilities and fossil fuel companies face increasing scrutiny from investors over climate change.

/ June 18, 2017
A Secure Nevada's Future Facebook against AB206

More hints of who’s behind anti-clean energy group in Nevada, but still no money trail

A lobbyist with a history of setting up corporate-funded dark money groups is behind a new effort to block an upgrade to a key Nevada renewable energy law.

/ May 31, 2017
Sheldon Adelson

Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson stands between Nevada and a renewable energy future

The Nevada Assembly passed a bill that would increase the growth of renewable energy in the state, but Sheldon Adelson, the casino magnate and major donor to Donald Trump, is attempting to prevent the bill from becoming law.

/ May 25, 2017
A sign protesting Dominion's Atlantic Coast Pipeline from a Virginia grassroots group.

Front group paid by Dominion releases shady poll showing support for Dominion’s Atlantic Coast Pipeline

The Consumer Energy Alliance - a front group paid by Dominion Energy and other oil, gas and utility interests - released a poll which it says shows support for Dominion's Atlantic Coast Pipeline

/ May 22, 2017

Dominion Bets Big on Establishment Candidates Northam, Gillespie in Virginia Gov Race

Dominion's executives, lobbyists, board members and PAC have given $113,000 to Democrat Ralph Northam and his PAC, and $43,000 to Republican Ed Gillespie and his PAC.

/ April 19, 2017
Rob Powelson, a Pennsylvania PUC Commissioner and possible FERC nominee, poses for the cover of the American Gas Association magazine

Rumored FERC appointee Rob Powelson has shown deep allegiance to gas industry

Rob Powelson, reported to be one of President Trump’s nominees to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, would enter the job with a track record that casts doubt on whether he would be able to meet FERC's standard of neutrality toward...

/ April 6, 2017

UtilitySecrets.org, a new site from EPI and Center for Media and Democracy

The Energy and Policy Institute and Center for Media and Democracy have teamed up to launch a new web site, UtilitySecrets.org. UtilitySecrets will be a collection of documents, analysis, audio, and video that shines a light on what utility companies are...

/ March 8, 2017
Chevron's oil refinery in Richmond, CA

California Democrats who got big gifts from Oil Industry gave big gifts back

California Democrats who voted for oil interests the most received 2.5 times more than other CA Democrats in gifts from the oil industry from 2012 to 2016, according to a new analysis of financial disclosures.

/ March 8, 2017
The Kemper "clean coal" power plant.

Southern Company Says Kemper Not Viable as Coal Plant, Blames the PSC

Southern Company chief executive officer Tom Fanning admitted that Kemper plant is not economically viable as a coal-burning power plant and shifted blame away from himself and corporate management.

/ February 27, 2017

PNM, Edison Electric Institute lead deceptive attack on rooftop solar in New Mexico

Supposed "customer protection" legislation proposed in New Mexico is the latest chapter in monopoly utilities' plot to kill rooftop solar.

/ February 21, 2017