Category: Utilities

AEP resumes political contributions paused after U.S. Capitol attack

American Electric Power resumed making political contributions in April, after a three-month pause in response to the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol by supporters of former President Donald...

/ June 2, 2021

TVA net zero emissions target undercut by new gas

Goal falls short of Biden’s call to decarbonize electricity by 2035

/ May 20, 2021

Duke Energy PAC resumes contributions to lawmakers who voted to overturn election

Duke is one of the first utilities to have resumed giving after a pause to evaluate lawmakers’ “values and actions”

/ May 18, 2021
Generation and transmission association

Major co-op supports Biden coal debt relief proposal that NRECA has sought to undermine

The Biden administration, rural advocacy and environmental groups, and one of the largest cooperative power suppliers in the country are discussing proposals that could help electric cooperatives transition from coal...

/ May 3, 2021

Money trail in FirstEnergy corruption scandal leads outside Ohio

FirstEnergy improperly used money collected from customers in five states to pay for expenses connected to the ongoing corruption scandal in Ohio, the company has confirmed.  The money was collected...

/ April 23, 2021
Berkshire Hathaway Energy

Warren Buffett doesn’t want to disclose his companies’ climate risks

Berkshire Hathaway’s board of directors is opposing a proposal from major shareholder groups that the company publish an annual report disclosing the climate risks it faces, even as the company’s...

/ April 22, 2021

FOIA Documents Reveal Tennessee Valley Authority’s Role in the Utility Air Regulatory Group

Newly released documents detail the Tennessee Valley Authority’s relationship with the now-defunct Utility Air Regulatory Group (UARG). Hundreds of emails, calendar invitations, budget documents, and Hunton Andrews Kurth billing details...

/ April 6, 2021

Records reveal Entergy’s role in stalling MISO transmission planning

Texas freeze of 2021 highlights need for robust transmission system to protect consumers, increase renewable energy

/ April 5, 2021

Michigan utilities’ front groups begin misleading ad campaigns ahead of a vote on energy legislation

Two front groups with connections to DTE Energy and Consumers Energy launched a Facebook ad campaign last week ahead of a possible vote on solar energy legislation. DTE Energy’s Alliance...

/ March 30, 2021