Category: Utilities

Strings Attached: How utilities use charitable giving to influence politics and increase investor profits

Download full report FirstEnergy FirstEnergy Corporation’s regulated electric distribution companies provide service to 6 million customers in Maryland, Ohio, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. FirstEnergy Solutions, a bankrupt subsidiary,...

/ December 10, 2019

Strings Attached: How utilities use charitable giving to influence politics and increase investor profits

Download full report Southern Company Southern Company is a utility company that serves 4.68 million electric customers and 4.248 million gas customers across Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, Virginia, and Illinois....

/ December 10, 2019

Strings Attached: How utilities use charitable giving to influence politics and increase investor profits

Download full report American Electric Power American Electric Power (AEP) is one of the nation’s largest investor-owned utilities, with 5 million customers in eleven states, including Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana,...

/ December 10, 2019

Strings Attached: How utilities use charitable giving to influence politics and increase investor profits

Download full report Entergy Entergy is a utility company that serves 2.9 million electric customers across Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Basic Facts: EPI estimate of Entergy’s total charitable giving...

/ December 10, 2019

Strings Attached: How utilities use charitable giving to influence politics and increase investor profits

Download full report Duke Energy Duke is a utility company that serves more than 7.7 million retail electric customers across North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky. Its...

/ December 10, 2019

Strings Attached: How utilities use charitable giving to influence politics and increase investor profits

Click to jump to the utility case studies. I. Introduction In the fall of 2017, a parade of paid actors, pretending to be concerned residents, lined up to offer public...

/ December 10, 2019

Strings Attached: How utilities use charitable giving to influence politics and increase investor profits

Download full report NextEra Energy NextEra Energy is an international utility company based in Florida. It serves approximately 4.9 million customer accounts in Florida via its retail utility, Florida Power...

/ December 10, 2019

Entergy Threatens New Orleans City Council in Push Against “Resilient Renewables”

A policy requiring New Orleans’ electricity to come from sources that are both renewable and resilient to the impacts of climate change faces opposition from the utility Entergy, which threatened...

/ December 6, 2019

While Wisconsin residents object to the $700 million Nemadji Trail Energy Center gas plant, their public officials submit supportive comments ghostwritten by industry

As the public comment period for a new natural gas power plant drew to a close last month, several state lawmakers filed comments urging the Wisconsin Public Service Commission to...

/ November 20, 2019