Category: Front Groups

Michigan Energy Promise

Michigan Energy Promise is a front group with strong ties to the monopoly utility DTE Energy. It registered with the state on January 2, 2019. According to Midwest Energy News,...

/ March 5, 2019
Floridians for Affordable Reliable Energy Joe Gibbons

New Front Group, Floridians for Affordable Reliable Energy, Emerges to Fight for Monopoly Utilities

A new front group, Floridians for Affordable Reliable Energy (FARE), launched a campaign on February 26, 2019, to block a Constitutional amendment aimed at breaking up Florida’s investor-owned utilities, such...

/ March 5, 2019

Major solar project in Spotsylvania targeted by climate skeptics, fossil fuel interests

A 500 megawatt solar project in Spotsylvania County, Virginia has drawn attacks from climate skeptics, fossil fuel interests, and right-wing news outlets. The Spotsylvania Solar Energy Center, developed by sPower,...

/ February 26, 2019

Budweiser’s pro-wind power Super Bowl ad attacked by fossil fuel industry

The pro-wind power Budweiser ad that Anheuser-Busch will air during the Super Bowl on Sunday is being attacked by the fossil fuel industry. The Kentucky Coal Association is among the...

/ February 1, 2019

Citizens for Energizing Michigan’s Economy

Citizens for Energizing Michigan’s Economy is a Consumers Energy-funded 501(c)(4) organization that spends hundreds of thousands of dollars on television and radio issue advertisements that praises state candidates ahead of...

/ January 10, 2019

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker Again Appoints Ellen Nowak To PSC

With just a few weeks remaining as governor, Republican Scott Walker appointed his top aid Ellen Nowak to the Public Service Commission (PSC). Earlier this year, Nowak was chosen by...

/ December 17, 2018

Seneca Anti-Wind Union has ties to a lawyer for Big Coal

Leading members of the Seneca Anti-Wind Union who are opposing proposals to build new wind farms in their county are represented by a lawyer who is also fighting other renewable...

/ December 12, 2018

Video shows FERC nominee Bernard McNamee’s bias against renewable energy

A newly resurfaced video further confirms Bernard McNamee is biased against renewable energy and favors fossil fuels, as the Senate considers his nomination by President Trump to serve on the...

/ November 20, 2018

FirstEnergy targets Cordray, DeWine as it lobbies for a bailout from Ohio consumers

FirstEnergy has poured money, food, and beverages into the race for governor in Ohio, where Republican candidate Mike DeWine and Democrat Richard Cordray have both voiced general support for efforts...

/ November 1, 2018

Former governor Sununu defends climate skeptic at controversial Portsmouth Conference

Former New Hampshire governor John H. Sununu defended the views of climate skeptic Bjorn Lomborg last week during the Portsmouth Conference, a controversial event held in a coastal region of...

/ October 23, 2018