Category: Utilities

DeWine raked in campaign money from AEP after the utility revealed a subpoena from the SEC

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine received $25,500 in campaign contributions from American Electric Power’s PAC and some of the electric utility’s top executives one month after AEP revealed it received a...

/ August 2, 2021

NRECA runs misleading pro-coal ads to sway Illinois lawmakers

As negotiations continue over a climate and energy bill in Illinois, misleading online advertisements from a group called “Voices for Cooperative Power” have appeared. The ads running in Illinois political...

/ July 15, 2021

Duke Energy given preferential treatment to shape study of HB 951 by North Carolina Utilities Commission Public Staff, records show

Duke Energy received preferential treatment and exclusive access from the North Carolina Utilities Commission Public Staff when that agency analyzed the impacts on customers’ bills of a sweeping energy bill...

/ July 14, 2021

Four major Ohio utilities shut off customers’ electricity 200,000 times during COVID-19 pandemic

AEP, FirstEnergy, Duke Energy, and DP&L disconnected Ohio customers who couldn't pay their bills during the Covid-19 pandemic.

/ July 9, 2021

North Carolina HB 951 could mean windfall for Duke, large rate increases for customers

Duke Energy is attempting to win major concessions from North Carolina lawmakers on an energy bill that would fundamentally change the state’s regulatory landscape, setting up a potential veto showdown...

/ June 17, 2021

Mike DeWine met with Larry Householder early on in racketeering conspiracy

The timing of a 2017 meeting with Larry Householder listed on Mike DeWine’s calendar raises new questions about when the Ohio governor first knew about Householder’s secret financial relationship with...

/ June 16, 2021

SEC subpoenas American Electric Power for House Bill 6 documents

Plus: Mike DeWine’s calendars reveal meetings with leaders from AEP and an AEP-backed dark money group during the final weeks of DeWine’s 2018 campaign for governor American Electric Power disclosed...

/ June 9, 2021

AEP resumes political contributions paused after U.S. Capitol attack

American Electric Power resumed making political contributions in April, after a three-month pause in response to the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol by supporters of former President Donald...

/ June 2, 2021

TVA net zero emissions target undercut by new gas

Goal falls short of Biden’s call to decarbonize electricity by 2035

/ May 20, 2021

Duke Energy PAC resumes contributions to lawmakers who voted to overturn election

Duke is one of the first utilities to have resumed giving after a pause to evaluate lawmakers’ “values and actions”

/ May 18, 2021