Category: Front Groups
New records suggest Alabama Power paid millions to shadowy consulting groups involved in scandals throughout the Southeast
Payments went to monitor environmental groups
Power for Tomorrow
Power for Tomorrow is a Virginia-based and utility funded group that opposes efforts to introduce greater competition to monopoly utilities and provides a platform for former regulators to advocate for...
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
Who is behind anti-regional transmission organization ads in the Southeast?
Google ads appear as Duke Energy, Southern Company advocate for more limited regional exchange, and following anti-RTO Facebook ads from dark money group
New England Ratepayers Association
New England Ratepayers Association The New England Ratepayers Association (NERA) claims to be the “voice of families and businesses served by regulated utilities,” but its lobbying and regulatory advocacy often...
Energy companies in U.S. Chamber silent as Chamber opposed use of Defense Production Act to produce medical supplies for COVID-19
But some energy companies in the Chamber have lobbied for using the DPA to bail out struggling coal plants instead
FirstEnergy drafted testimony for pro-bailout county, school officials in Ohio
FirstEnergy provided draft testimony to county and school officials who testified in support of enacting House Bill 6, Ohio’s controversial new law that bails out coal and nuclear power plants...
Coal lobby group drafted state utility commissioners’ letters to FERC
Emails show that the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity provided utility commissioners with a template letter to FERC - which some commissioners copied word-for-word
FirstEnergy Solutions lobbyists behind campaign to remove names from House Bill 6 petition
Last updated on October 3 with some additional information about Protect Ohio Clean Energy Jobs, a new political action committee that recently designated a lobbyist for FirstEnergy Solutions as its...
Southern Company and American Electric Power pledge to reduce emissions, but still support coal lobby group
Investors are calling on major companies to align their climate lobbying efforts with the Paris Agreement