Governor Rick Scott Appoints Former Legislator That Was Critical of Solar to Public Service Commission

Update: On December 4, 2017, Ritch Workman resigned after Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto issued a statement in which she said Workman approached her from behind and “pushed his body up against me and made vulgar...

/ September 28, 2017

Decades before Harvey and Irma, electric utilities knew climate change could fuel more powerful storms and still funded denial

A 1987 study sponsored by the electric utility industry warned that climate change could one day fuel more powerful storms, some thirty years before hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Despite this...

/ September 14, 2017

After Irma will the Southeast copy post-Sandy rebuild plans?

"This is going to be a very, very lengthy restoration ... what we think we’ll see on the west coast is a wholesale rebuild of our electric grid."

/ September 14, 2017

Florida PSC Nominating Council Set to Interview and Vote on Finalists

Florida PSC Nominating Council Set to Interview and Vote on Finalists Update: The Public Service Commission (PSC) Nominating Council voted to send the following applicants to Governor Scott to fill...

/ August 17, 2017

Utility Companies Quick To Fund Republican Governors and Attorneys General in 2017

The nation’s investor-owned utilities have been quick to help Republican governors and attorneys general maintain and expand their control of state capitals, according to a review of mid-year campaign finance...

/ August 8, 2017

Chairman of Ohio House Public Utilities Committee owned Duke Energy and Spectra Energy stocks

Representative Bill Seitz owned Duke Energy and Spectra Energy stocks while he led efforts to rollback Ohio’s renewable energy and energy efficiency standards during his previous stint in the Ohio Senate. Rep....

/ March 29, 2017

Insider Emails: Polluter Lobbyists Behind Clean Energy Standards Freeze in Ohio

Insider emails confirm the undue influence of polluter lobbyists and special interest groups over the controversial Energy Mandates Study Committee report that recommended an extension of the freeze on clean...

/ December 9, 2016

Duke Energy says it supports solar, despite backing Amendment 1. We fact-check.

Duke Energy says it both supports solar energy, and the deceptive anti-solar Amendment 1 in Florida. But the facts show that Duke has no plans to significantly grow its own...

/ November 7, 2016

What’s next for solar in Florida after the Amendment 1 results?

How Florida votes on Election Day will determine whether Amendment 1 results in success for the utilities that have spent $20+ million backing this ‘deceptive’ attack on rooftop solar, or...

/ November 7, 2016

Florida Power Companies Continue To Spend Money Supporting Amendment 1 To Limit Solar

Florida's four largest power companies have contributed over $20 million to the Consumers for Smart Solar campaign, also called Amendment 1.

/ October 28, 2016