Category: Utilities

Growing number of elected Democrats in Arizona won’t take money from APS

A growing number of elected Democrats in Arizona say they won’t accept campaign funding from Arizona Public Service, the utility that has come under fire for its massive spending on...

/ January 13, 2020

Financial analysts expect decarbonization will benefit utility ratepayers and shareholders

Replacing coal with renewable energy could save customers $8 billion each year

/ January 9, 2020

PURPA under attack by utilities and their front groups

Electric utilities are backing a proposal to gut the Public Utilities Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA), a federal law that supports the growth of renewable energy and competition in electricity markets,...

/ December 16, 2019

Georgia Power Inaction on Renewables May Lead to Loss of Large Industrial Customer

As large electricity customers around the country are increasingly requesting renewable energy from their utilities, one utility’s failure to meet that demand has led it into a bitter legal dispute...

/ December 15, 2019

National Grid Objected to Heat Pump Company’s Party Status in New Gas Pipeline Project

National Grid attempted to block a company promoting alternative fuel sources to gas from receiving party status during deliberations on its pipeline project in upstate New York. In filings with...

/ December 12, 2019
Electric Cooperative Governance Task Force

An “Electric Cooperative Governance Task Force Report” urging co-op transparency was kept secret until now

The national trade association for electric cooperatives commissioned a report urging its members to embrace transparency reforms, but the association has kept its findings a secret for the past two...

/ December 11, 2019

Strings Attached: How utilities use charitable giving to influence politics and increase investor profits

Download full report Arizona Public Service Arizona Public Service Company sells electricity to 1.2 million customers in Arizona. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pinnacle West, and provides “essentially...

/ December 10, 2019

Strings Attached: How utilities use charitable giving to influence politics and increase investor profits

Download full report DTE Energy DTE Energy is a utility holding company with natural gas, electric, and pipeline business segments. The company serves 2.2 million electric customers and 1.3 million...

/ December 10, 2019

Strings Attached: How utilities use charitable giving to influence politics and increase investor profits

Download full report Ameren Ameren is a utility company that serves 2.4 million electric customers and more than 900,000 natural gas customers across Illinois and Missouri.  Basic Facts: EPI estimate...

/ December 10, 2019

Strings Attached: How utilities use charitable giving to influence politics and increase investor profits

Download full report Dominion Energy Dominion is a utility company that serves more than 5 million utility and retail energy customers, providing electric service in Virginia and North Carolina and...

/ December 10, 2019