All posts by Matt Kasper

Matt Kasper is the Research Director at the Energy & Policy Institute. He focuses on defending policies that further the development of clean energy sources. He also frequently focuses on the companies and their front groups that obstruct policy solutions to global warming. Before joining the Energy & Policy Institute, Matt was a research assistant at the Center for American Progress where he worked on various state and local policy issues, including renewable energy standards. His work has appeared in The Guardian, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and other outlets.

The Trump Administration continues to aid the coal industry in the U.S. and abroad as climate talks continue in Poland

As world leaders gather to draft the rulebook for the Paris Climate Agreement, the Trump Administration will promote coal

/ December 7, 2018

Final Campaign Finance Reports Filed Before Election Shows APS Spending $30 Million To Defeat Prop 127

Millions More To Politicians While Arizona Rep. Grijalva Tells APS "No Thanks"

/ October 31, 2018
APS Four Corners Coal

Replacing coal with more coal: how Arizona Public Service’s Four Corners coal plant hurt customers, but earned investors profits

“APS has had the home field advantage with the ACC, and their ratepayers are the visiting team.” - David Schlissel, IEEFA

/ October 1, 2018

Gas Continues to Drive Profits for DTE Energy as Utility Breaks Ground for New Power Plant and NEXUS Pipeline Nears Completion

Coming off of a record earnings year in which DTE Energy reported $1.134 billion in net income, the company revised its earnings guidance for analysts last month and now expects...

/ August 21, 2018

Pinnacle West Corporation, Parent Company of Arizona Public Service, Contributes Another $3.5 Million to Arizonans for Affordable Electricity

Campaign finance reports filed last night by Arizonans For Affordable Electricity, a group created to fight a clean energy ballot initiative, shows that Pinnacle West Corporation contributed another $3,512,000 to...

/ August 21, 2018

Campaign Finance Reports Reveal Utility Industry Again Spending Big This Election Cycle

The nation’s largest electric utilities are pouring money into political action committees and tax-exempt political organizations that work to elect governors, attorney generals and state legislators at an unprecedented rate...

/ July 30, 2018

APS Ramps Up Spending To $10 Million To Prevent Voters from Seeing Clean Energy Initiative on Ballot

Update: On August 21, EPI published an update to this article to note the $3,512,000 Pinnacle West contributed to Arizonans For Affordable Electricity from July 1 to August 11. The...

/ July 17, 2018

APS attributes LA blackouts to renewable energy, echoing bogus claim that even the renewables critic who made it walked back

Over the weekend, temperatures topped 100 degrees in Southern California (just as they did in several locations around the world), causing problems for the electric distribution system, which resulted in...

/ July 10, 2018