Category: Edison Electric Institute

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 Executive Compensation

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 Executive Compensation

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

What The Public Learned From The Utility Industry In 2018

Deceit, money in politics, astroturfing: 12 revelations from the electric utility industry

/ December 13, 2018

Bill Wehrum: A top Trump official at EPA delivers for former utility industry clients

Update for September 18, 2018: As first reported today by E&E News, EPA’s Bill Wehrum has filed a recusal letter that names former clients, including the Utility Air Regulatory Group, Dominion Energy...

/ September 18, 2018

Utilities, Koch groups back Sununu’s veto of net metering bill in New Hampshire

Updated on September 11, 2018. Former New Hampshire House speaker Bill O’Brien, now a lobbyist for the Edison Electric Institute, and the Koch-backed group Americans for Prosperity will host an...

/ September 5, 2018

Duke Energy’s customers fund groups behind campaigns on coal ash, more

Duke Energy customers in North Carolina pay millions of dollars each year to fund industry groups that have spent years fighting against strong coal ash regulations, and have engaged in...

/ March 1, 2018

Will the U.S. Chamber continue to fight the EPA’s endangerment finding in 2018?

Update January 10, 2018: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce confirmed today it is no longer trying to overturn the EPA’s endangerment finding for greenhouse gas emissions, but top U.S. Chamber officials...

/ January 4, 2018