Category: Utilities

Do major investors support American Electric Power’s lobbying against President Biden’s clean energy plan?

Despite publicly pledging to support efforts to limit global warming emissions, asset managers are silent while utilities lobby against climate legislation

/ September 30, 2021

Salt River Project board narrowly approves nearly $1 billion gas plant expansion

This post was updated on September 13 to reflect the results of the Salt River Project board vote The board of directors of the Salt River Project, the third largest...

/ September 9, 2021
FPL Natural Gas

Washington DC PSC Rejects FOIA requests for records of Willie Phillips’ participation in industry-funded events

The Washington DC Public Service Commission has rejected a Freedom of Information Act request regarding Chairman Willie Phillips’ participation in invitation-only events funded in part by utilities, including a utility...

/ August 6, 2021

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