Category: Edison Electric Institute

Utility trade associations say utilities are disclosing climate risks to investors. Major investors disagree

The trade associations for investor-owned electric and gas utilities claim that their member companies already provide investors with sufficient information about how utilities are navigating climate risks, such as reducing...

/ January 11, 2022
Utility Corruption

FERC issues Notice of Inquiry to understand how it can protect customers from subsidizing trade association political activities

Federal energy regulators issued questions to the public last week as part of a process they may use to make it more difficult for the nation’s electric and gas utilities...

/ December 20, 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

Utilities sent $6.8 million to members of Congress who sought to overturn election results in recent election cycles

Three utilities and a trade association have said they are "pausing" all contributions in wake of violence

/ January 12, 2021
EEI President Tom Kuhn

EEI used anti-clean energy campaigns as role models in political boot camp for utility execs

EEI's boot camp held up two companies as case studies - FirstEnergy and APS - despite both having become paragons of utility corruption.

/ August 27, 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

How Eversource customers in New Hampshire unknowingly fund the Edison Electric Institute

Updated shortly after publication with additional comments from Eversource. Eversource customers in New Hampshire are on the hook for nearly $190,000 the utility paid last year to the Edison Electric...

/ September 18, 2019
Utility Corruption

Wisconsin utility We Energies looks to recover $2 million in annual membership dues from its customers

Customers of We Energies are currently on the hook to pay nearly $2 million a year for the monopoly utility’s corporate membership in various trade associations and organizations that practice...

/ August 29, 2019
Utility Corruption

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

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