Category: Utilities

AEP wants customers to fund “clean coal” group behind attacks on renewable energy

American Electric Power says it is working to meet strong customer demand for renewable energy, but the major utility wants to use customer money to fund a “clean coal” group...

/ June 17, 2019

Ads link FirstEnergy Solutions to dark money group Generation Now, Inc.

Updated on June 12, 2019, with a copy of one of Generation Now, Inc.’s Facebook ads supporting HB 6, the bill that would bail out FirstEnergy Solutions’ nuclear power plants...

/ June 11, 2019
AMEA and Cooperative Energy Customers on the Hook for $200 Million in Excess Profits

Southern Company Wins Hundreds of Millions in Profit from Rural Residents and Businesses

Southern Company’s lawyers secured at least $200 million in profit for the company, largely on the backs of rural utility customers in Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia, thanks to a March...

/ June 10, 2019

WEC Energy Group/We Energies

WEC Energy Group/We Energies WEC Energy Group is the corporate holding company for electric and gas utility companies operating in Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. We Energies is WEC Energy...

Southern Co. CEO Tom Fanning dismissed conflicting comments from Georgia subsidiary about Southern's "low- to no-carbon" goals.

Tom Fanning defends Southern Company’s low- to no-carbon goal in misleading interview

Fanning dismissed conflicting testimony from Georgia Power subsidiary about Southern Company's "low- to no-carbon" goals.

/ June 3, 2019

Anti-wind activist who backed nuclear bailout bill tied to FirstEnergy

An anti-wind power activist who testified in support of a bill to bail out FirstEnergy Solutions’ nuclear power plants in Ohio did not disclose that he’s worked for the same...

/ May 28, 2019

FirstEnergy lobbyists behind testimony supporting bailout bill in Ohio

A lobbying firm paid by FirstEnergy Solutions appears to have played a role in writing the testimony given this week by multiple supporters of a bill to bail out the...

/ May 17, 2019

Michigan PSC rebuffs ALJ recommendation, allows DTE Energy to force customers to pay EEI dues

When the Michigan Public Service Commission approved a $273.3 million rate increase for DTE Electric earlier this month, renewable energy and environmental advocates were moderately satisfied. The PSC approved an...

/ May 16, 2019

UWAG and USWAG: the secretive utility groups that also target EPA safeguards remain after Utility Air Regulatory Group disbands

The Utility Air Regulatory Group announced on Friday that its remaining members had decided to disband the embattled project after more than 40 years. UARG had been an unincorporated group...

/ May 13, 2019

Global Climate Coalition documents reveal the electric utility industry’s role in notorious climate denial campaign

Electric utilities played a prominent role in the Global Climate Coalition, an industry group that worked for over a decade to sow doubt about climate change and block efforts to...

/ May 1, 2019