All posts by David Pomerantz

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

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...

/ 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

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...

/ 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...

/ 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...

/ 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...

/ 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