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

Utilities, Koch groups back Sununu’s veto of net metering bill in New Hampshire

Updated on September 11, 2018. Former New Hampshire House speaker Bill O’Brien, now a lobbyist for the Edison Electric Institute, and the Koch-backed group Americans for Prosperity will host an...

/ September 5, 2018

Trump misfires on windmills, coal in upstate New York

President Trump attacked subsidies for “windmills” this week while in upstate New York, but didn’t mention his multi-billion dollar plan to bail out the coal industry, which has backed some...

/ August 15, 2018

Source for Tucker Carlson anti-wind power story has ties to fossil fuel funded groups

Updated on August 15, 2018, with new information about the Tucker Carlson anti-wind power story that has now been postponed. Updated on August 14, 2018, with a summary of President Trump’s remarks...

/ August 13, 2018
The Harvard Electric Policy Group paid for utility regulators from the Arizona Corporation Commission to stay at the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay in March, 2015.

Utility-funded Harvard group has given tens of thousands of dollars in airfare, luxury hotels and meals to Arizona utility commissioners

An APS lobbyist suggested that AZ Commissioner Boyd Dunn join the group, whose director has testified directly on APS' behalf in front of the Commission.

/ July 23, 2018

Fossil fuel and utility interests target Richard Cordray and Mike DeWine with campaign cash in Ohio governor’s race

Republican Mike DeWine continues to raise the most money from fossil fuel and utility interests in Ohio’s race for governor, but Democrat Richard Cordray has also received campaign contributions from...

/ July 6, 2018

Documents reveal a lobbying blitz by FirstEnergy as Trump mulled bailouts for coal and nuclear power plants that could cost consumers billions

A new filing in the bankruptcy case for FirstEnergy Solutions details how lobbyists at Akin Gump, Washington, DC’s top-earning lobbying firm, spent hundreds of hours in April working on a renewed campaign...

/ June 1, 2018

Opponents of the Wind Catcher project have ties to fossil fuel interests, Hawthorn Group

The Wind Catcher project, a plan to build one of the nation’s largest wind farms, is starting to move forward despite attacks from front groups with ties to fossil fuel...

/ May 14, 2018