All posts by David Pomerantz

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

Gulf Power Wants to Make its Customers Pay for Twice the Coal by 2025

While most electric utilities are sprinting away from coal and toward less expensive and cleaner generating options, Gulf Power wants to make its customers in Florida pay for double the amount of coal it burns by 2025.

/ February 7, 2017

Arizona Commissioner To APS: Why Invest In So Much Gas?

Arizona Corporation Commissioner Andy Tobin asked monopoly utility APS why it plans to invest in so much natural gas, and so little solar energy and energy storage, over the next 15 years.

/ January 18, 2017
An invitation to the California Independent Petroleum Association's dinner for freshmen legislators from CIPA

California’s newest legislators have first chance to cozy up to Big Oil on Sunday night

California’s Big Oil industry, led by CIPA, is hosting a dinner this Sunday night exclusively for the state’s newly elected freshmen legislators.

/ December 2, 2016

Duke Energy says it supports solar, despite backing Amendment 1. We fact-check.

Duke Energy says it both supports solar energy, and the deceptive anti-solar Amendment 1 in Florida. But the facts show that Duke has no plans to significantly grow its own installation of solar power, and it's fighting customers who try...

/ November 7, 2016

Press Release: Florida Utilities Pour $3.5 Million More Into Anti-Solar Amendment 1

Florida Power & Light now the biggest bankroller of a ballot campaign in Florida history; Duke Energy second

/ October 31, 2016
Funding to Consumers for Smart Solar for Amendment 1 as of Oct. 14, 2016

“Consumers for Smart Solar” behind Florida’s Amendment 1 collected only $10 from actual consumers

Florida's "Consumers for Smart Solar," the group behind the anti-solar Amendment 1, has collected only $10 from actual individual consumers. It has collected $22 million from electric utilities, fossil fuel companies and their front groups.

/ October 24, 2016

Consumer Energy Alliance, group behind fraudulent petitions and letters signed by dead people, releases anti-solar report

The Consumer Energy Alliance, a front group for fossil fuel companies and utilities, released a report last month attacking policies that support solar power.

/ October 11, 2016
A man charges his electric vehicle

With Kochs Now Attacking Electric Vehicles, Utilities Should Reexamine Their Friends

The Kochs’ funding of anti-EV politics should leave utilities reconsidering their funding of the Koch network. The rift may already be opening in the utility and Koch-funded American Legislative Exchange Council.

/ September 27, 2016

Edison Electric Institute Caught Secretly Working To Influence FTC Solar Workshop

The Edison Electric Institute was behind a ghostwritten letter from Rep. Yvette Clarke that took a swipe at the rooftop solar industry - a tactic EEI has been using over the years to influence the distributed solar debate.

/ June 10, 2016