Introspective profiles and spotlights on today’s global politics.

Trump’s false claim about windmills, noise and cancer defended by Koch-backed blog

A blog post defending President Trump’s false claim that noise from windmills causes cancer has been published on MasterResource.org, a blog run by a think tank backed by the powerful...

/ April 17, 2019

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

Questionable Campaign Contributions Tick Back Up for Eaton as Election Nears

UPDATE (11/5/18) – Campaigns were required to file their final campaign finance reports before the election by November 1st, for contributions received through October 25th. The filings provided yet another...

/ October 25, 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

What Andrew Gillum vs Ron DeSantis Means for Clean Energy

On Aug 28th, 2018 Andrew Gillum (D) and Ron DeSantis (R) both shocked the political establishment by winning their respective primaries in the race to be the next Florida Governor....

/ September 11, 2018
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Southern Company, Regulated Entity-Connected Contributions Continue for Pridemore, Eaton

Earlier this year the Energy and Policy Institute released an analysis of major campaign contributions for Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) candidates. The analysis found that Georgia PSC incumbents Chuck...

/ September 5, 2018

Indestructible coal: Will Trump bail out a fire-damaged coal plant?

President Trump keeps talking about “indestructible” coal, months after a fire damaged a coal power plant that FirstEnergy Solutions included in its request for a bailout from the Department of Energy. ...

/ August 22, 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

FOIAs reveal FirstEnergy meeting with Rick Perry, 30+ corporate jet flights to D.C. since Trump’s inauguration

New details about FirstEnergy’s lobbying of the Trump administration and corporate airplane flights to Washington, D.C., can be found in documents obtained via FOIAs filed with the Department of Energy...

/ June 8, 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