Category: Utilities

Southwest Gas launches a pro-fossil gas social media influencer campaign

Facing pressure from policies to electrify buildings away from gas use, Southwest Gas appears to have launched a pro-fossil gas marketing campaign with paid social media influencers. The TikTok, Instagram,...

/ April 25, 2022

Alabama Power contributed more than $176k to leaders of Alabama’s anti-LGTBQ+ bills

Alabama Power and its political action committee have contributed more than $176,000 since January 2021 to Alabama politicians who drove that state’s passage of anti-LGTBQ+ bills, including Alabama Governor Kay...

/ April 20, 2022

CenterPoint boosts CEO pay to $37.8 million, blowing past other utilities

David Lesar’s hefty raise comes as CenterPoint customers face soaring utility bills

/ April 19, 2022

Political operative Julia Johnson to leave FirstEnergy board as fallout from bribery scandal continues

A long-time political operative for utilities and telecom companies, Julia L. Johnson, is one of six members of FirstEnergy’s board of directors who will not seek re-election this year under...

/ March 24, 2022

CenterPoint Using Free Vacations, Customer Cash to Sell Builders on Gas Appliances

CenterPoint asked regulators for $239,958 per year for gas water heater incentives

/ February 23, 2022

AGA uses millions of dollars from utility customers to promote a fossil fuel agenda

AGA uses millions of dollars from utility customers to promote a fossil fuel agenda The American Gas Association (AGA) is the trade association for more than 200 companies that deliver...

/ February 17, 2022

Full Transcript: AGA Leadership Conference Call March 31, 2020

Full Transcript: AGA Leadership Conference Call March 31, 2020 Original Audio Conference Slide Deck AGA Host  00:00 Good day and welcome to the AGA Leadership Council conference call. All participants...

/ February 16, 2022

Southwest Gas and NV Energy-funded groups advocate in favor of gas in Nevada’s “future of gas” docket 

Several groups calling on the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) for the continued use and expansion of fossil gas infrastructure in the state have ties to Southwest Gas and...

/ February 9, 2022

Xcel Energy supports gas industry group pushing false claims in Colorado

Xcel Energy is supporting a new gas industry effort in Colorado that has published false claims about the costs of electrification. The new gas industry group launched the same week...

/ February 3, 2022