Category: Politics

Introspective profiles and spotlights on today’s global politics.

GHG Reduction Tom Fanning

Utilities and their executives spent tens of thousands to support Republicans in Georgia Senate runoff

Oil, gas, and coal company PACs spent too in failed efforts to keep GOP Senate control

/ January 19, 2021
Arizona Corporation Commissioner Justin Olson

Utilities sent $6.8 million to members of Congress who sought to overturn election results in recent election cycles

Three utilities and a trade association have said they are "pausing" all contributions in wake of violence

/ January 12, 2021
Senate District 37 Recount

Florida’s investor-owned utilities spent heavily on Republican interest groups in 2020 elections

Senate races prioritized by the Florida Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee face multiple investigations

/ December 4, 2020
Kyger Creek Power Plant

Many U.S. electric utilities plan slow decarbonization over next decade, out of sync with Biden plan

“Net-zero” goals proliferate, but speed, integrity of commitments varies greatly

/ December 1, 2020

Dominion Energy rewards Virginia political allies with bipartisan, off-year campaign contributions in 2020

Utility boosted friendly state legislators, despite none facing re-election this year, while executives and lobbyists supported Richmond stalwarts in city races

/ November 17, 2020

Duke Energy spends big on Republicans, “soft money” groups in 2020 election

In the states and federally, utility maintains focus on GOP – amid potential shifts in North Carolina, US Senate control – coupled with hard-to-trace campaign finance entities

/ November 1, 2020

Utility CEOs contribute personal money to help Republicans; Utility PACs also favor GOP

Analysis of federal campaign dollars in the 2020 election cycle

/ October 22, 2020
Dominion buys pipeline support at Supreme Court through GOP Attorneys General

Dominion buys pipeline support at Supreme Court through GOP Attorneys General

With a key Atlantic Coast Pipeline appeal before the Supreme Court, US Attorney General Barr and Republican state Attorneys General have intervened in Dominion's favor - while sharing close financial...

/ October 3, 2019