Category: Utilities

Generation and transmission association

Major co-op supports Biden coal debt relief proposal that NRECA has sought to undermine

The Biden administration, rural advocacy and environmental groups, and one of the largest cooperative power suppliers in the country are discussing proposals that could help electric cooperatives transition from coal...

/ May 3, 2021

Money trail in FirstEnergy corruption scandal leads outside Ohio

FirstEnergy improperly used money collected from customers in five states to pay for expenses connected to the ongoing corruption scandal in Ohio, the company has confirmed.  The money was collected...

/ April 23, 2021
Berkshire Hathaway Energy

Warren Buffett doesn’t want to disclose his companies’ climate risks

Berkshire Hathaway’s board of directors is opposing a proposal from major shareholder groups that the company publish an annual report disclosing the climate risks it faces, even as the company’s...

/ April 22, 2021

FOIA Documents Reveal Tennessee Valley Authority’s Role in the Utility Air Regulatory Group

Newly released documents detail the Tennessee Valley Authority’s relationship with the now-defunct Utility Air Regulatory Group (UARG). Hundreds of emails, calendar invitations, budget documents, and Hunton Andrews Kurth billing details...

/ April 6, 2021

Records reveal Entergy’s role in stalling MISO transmission planning

Texas freeze of 2021 highlights need for robust transmission system to protect consumers, increase renewable energy

/ April 5, 2021

Michigan utilities’ front groups begin misleading ad campaigns ahead of a vote on energy legislation

Two front groups with connections to DTE Energy and Consumers Energy launched a Facebook ad campaign last week ahead of a possible vote on solar energy legislation. DTE Energy’s Alliance...

/ March 30, 2021

NextEra, Florida utilities closely aligned with election fraud suspect Frank Artiles

Artiles’ close relationship with NextEra Energy and Florida Power & Light included NASCAR perks, campaign contributions

/ March 26, 2021

Duke, Southern disclose misleading descriptions of climate policy advocacy to ESG investors

Facing pressure from investors, the top two carbon polluting utilities in the country are making gestures to disclose more information about their advocacy with regard to climate policy, but the...

/ March 15, 2021

Bankruptcy judge questioned FirstEnergy Solutions’ law firm about a draft political contributions motion that was never filed

Bankruptcy court records show lawyers for FirstEnergy Solutions drafted, but never filed, a motion seeking a judge’s approval to make political contributions shortly before the company contributed $500,000 to the...

/ March 10, 2021