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Generation and transmission association

Major co-op supports Biden coal debt relief proposal that NRECA has sought to undermine

The Biden administration, rural advocacy and environmental groups, and one of the largest cooperative power suppliers in the country are discussing proposals that could help electric cooperatives transition from coal...

/ May 3, 2021

Money trail in FirstEnergy corruption scandal leads outside Ohio

FirstEnergy improperly used money collected from customers in five states to pay for expenses connected to the ongoing corruption scandal in Ohio, the company has confirmed.  The money was collected...

/ April 23, 2021
Berkshire Hathaway Energy

Warren Buffett doesn’t want to disclose his companies’ climate risks

Berkshire Hathaway’s board of directors is opposing a proposal from major shareholder groups that the company publish an annual report disclosing the climate risks it faces, even as the company’s...

/ April 22, 2021

Utilities sent $6.8 million to members of Congress who sought to overturn election results in recent election cycles

Three utilities and a trade association have said they are "pausing" all contributions in wake of violence

/ January 12, 2021
Jonathan Scott solar film Power Trip poster

Jonathan Scott talks to EPI about taking on utilities in solar film “Power Trip”

"Entrenched utility interests are attempting to maintain their death grip on our energy sources, and they will try to squeeze out anyone who interferes with their profitability."

/ November 13, 2020

Duke Energy spends big on Republicans, “soft money” groups in 2020 election

In the states and federally, utility maintains focus on GOP – amid potential shifts in North Carolina, US Senate control – coupled with hard-to-trace campaign finance entities

/ November 1, 2020
Eric Skrmetta, Louisiana PSC

Louisiana PSC awarded $17.3 Million in Customer Money to Business Partner of Commissioner Skrmetta

Bulk of energy efficiency projects went to Skrmetta’s business and film partner; showed minimal savings

/ October 20, 2020

Pollution Payday: analysis of executive compensation and incentives of the largest U.S. investor-owned utilities

While the coronavirus pandemic has devastated the U.S. economy, leaving millions of Americans struggling to afford their utility bills, the top executives for those utilities continue breaking their own records...

/ September 22, 2020
Lawrence McClure

Utility Front Group Sparks Attack on Florida Rooftop Solar Amid Ongoing COVID Crisis

Attack led by Florida legislator who has accepted over $20,000 from utilities in political contributions

/ September 11, 2020