Category: Front Groups

Utility front groups spending on disinformation advertising

The Energy and Policy Institute launched a new tracking tool that exposes up to $2.4 million in spending on advertising by 14 utility front groups in the last year.  Utilities...

/ September 23, 2022

Utility Front Group Advertisement Tracker

Utility Front Group Advertisement Tracker: Exposing Utility Front Groups’ Spending on Facebook and Instagram Utility front groups are organizations that appear independent but are established, controlled or funded by a...

/ September 23, 2022
Southern Company Matrix Scandal

Tom Fanning Southern Company Matrix Scandal: What don’t we know?

A long-time consultant for Alabama Power hired a private investigator to surveil Tom Fanning, the CEO of its parent company, Southern Company, according to documents reported by AL.com yesterday.  Matrix,...

/ August 4, 2022
A picture of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce building.

Utilities that support Inflation Reduction Act are members of trade groups attacking it

Utilities have said climate bill would be good for them and their customers, but some of their trade groups like the Chamber of Commerce and NAM are trying to kill...

/ August 4, 2022

Natural Allies for a Clean Energy Future

Natural Allies for a Clean Energy Future Natural Allies for a Clean Energy Future is a 501(c)(4) front group launched in August 2020 that promotes fossil gas to support emission...

/ June 30, 2022

Front groups and trade associations funded by gas utilities fight electrification policies

Front groups and trade associations funded by gas utilities fight electrification policies Gas utilities are funding front groups and mobilizing their trade associations to push back against policies that threaten...

Partnership for Energy Progress

Partnership for Energy Progress The Partnership for Energy Progress (PEP) was launched in March 2020 to fight building electrification policy in Oregon and Washington State. Partnership for Energy Progress has...

/ April 29, 2022

Affordable Energy Coalition

Affordable Energy Coalition Affordable Energy Coalition is a small front group created in March 2021 to attack building electrification policy in the Seattle region. The front group lists the Seattle...

/ April 29, 2022

Californians for Balanced Energy Solutions (C4BES)

Californians for Balanced Energy Solutions (C4BES) Californians for Balanced Energy Solutions (C4BES) launched in February 2019 as the first front group in the United States to fight building electrification. The now-defunct organization...

/ April 28, 2022

Energy Solutions Center

Energy Solutions Center Energy Solutions Center, Inc. (ESC) is a 501(c)(6) non-profit organization that helps utilities expand the gas market. ESC, which has links to the American Gas Association, provides its...

/ April 12, 2022