All posts by Itai Vardi

Coal, Gas Lobbyists Behind PA Officials’ Letters Against RGGI, Emails Show

Lobbyists for coal and gas interests crafted letters and resolutions for elected officials in Pennsylvania as part of the industry’s efforts to oppose a proposal to add the state to...

/ March 4, 2021

While Touting Clean Energy Steps, Con Edison Continues to Invest in Gas Infrastructure

Consolidated Edison (Con Edison) has ramped up its clean energy pledges in the past year, but the company nonetheless continues to invest in gas infrastructure. The utility, which serves 3.4...

/ February 2, 2021

Virginia Lawmaker Coordinated Support for Mountain Valley Pipeline With Project’s Lobbyist

A Virginia state lawmaker coordinated with an energy lobbyist to support a controversial gas pipeline, the Energy and Policy Institute has found. Delegate Les Adams, a Republican representing Henry and...

/ December 3, 2020

In Pennsylvania, a Complex Network of Climate Deniers, Business Groups is Working to Kill RGGI

A tangled web of individuals and groups representing business interests and conservative think tanks lies at the forefront of opposition to Pennsylvania’s attempt to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative...

/ September 25, 2020
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National Grid Lobbied Against Massachusetts Bills to Expand Renewable Energy

Electric and gas utility National Grid lobbied in opposition to legislation aimed at promoting renewable energy in Massachusetts, recent lobbying reports show. In the first half of 2020, the company...

/ August 19, 2020

Two Controversial Virginia Gas Plants Face Increasing Uncertainty, Documents Show

Two planned gas-fired power plants in Virginia are facing growing difficulties caused in part by the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, according to recent documents filed by the plants’...

/ April 29, 2020

Bill Protecting Virginia Gas Power Plants Came from Lobbyists, Lawmaker Admits

A bill that will support two planned gas-fired power plants in Virginia originated with lobbyists for one of the plants, documents and an interview with the bill’s legislative sponsor reveal....

/ February 19, 2020

National Grid Objected to Heat Pump Company’s Party Status in New Gas Pipeline Project

National Grid attempted to block a company promoting alternative fuel sources to gas from receiving party status during deliberations on its pipeline project in upstate New York. In filings with...

/ December 12, 2019

Pennsylvania House Speaker Says He Will Rely on Help From Oil & Gas Lawyers in Lawsuits to Oppose Joining RGGI

Pennsylvania’s Republican House Speaker Mike Turzai recently revealed he will rely on private attorneys who represent the fossil fuel industry to thwart Governor Tom Wolf’s executive order for Pennsylvania to...

/ December 2, 2019

The Fossil Fuel and Utility Industries Lobbying for New FERC Commissioners Spots

Prominent players in the fossil fuel industry are involved in the ongoing nomination process for the open seats on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), recent congressional disclosures show.  With...

/ July 29, 2019