EEI President Says Energy Efficiency Is A Priority. Why Are His Members Then Working to Weaken State Efficiency Programs?

On Wednesday, Thomas Kuhn, president of the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), the trade association for investor-owned utilities in America, said, “energy efficiency is a priority for our business.” Kuhn continued...

/ January 22, 2015

Edison Electric Institute’s Anti-Solar, PR Spending Revealed

Over the past couple of decades, special interests from the coal, oil, utilities, and other energy industries have routinely used lobbying, public relations, and other means to impact decisions that...

/ January 21, 2015

Coal Ash Still Considered Non-Hazardous by the EPA, Despite Evidence to the Contrary

After years of delay, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized the first federal regulations for the disposal of coal ash, a toxic byproduct of burning coal at power plants that...

/ December 23, 2014

Florida Regulators Weaken Energy Efficiency Goals for Utilities

The Florida Public Service Commission voted today to gut the state’s energy efficiency goals by more than 90 percent for electric utilities (Duke Energy Florida, Florida Power & Light, Gulf...

/ November 25, 2014

Arizona’s Energy Efficiency Program Attacked

Last week, Arizona regulators filed a plan to eliminate the state’s energy efficiency program. The Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) staff submitted the proposal on Tuesday and the five commissioners will...

/ November 10, 2014

Arizona Public Service Proposes To Install Free Solar Panels, Here’s What They Should Do Next

On July 28, Arizona Public Service Co. (APS) filed a proposal to state regulators seeking approval to install 20 megawatts (MW) of distributed solar generation on approximately 3,000 homes. APS...

/ August 1, 2014

Assemblymember Perea’s Energy Bill Pushed by Fossil Fuel Interests Tied to American Legislative Exchange Council

In 2014, California Assembly Bill 1763 would require the California Energy Commission (CEC) to develop a state energy plan for 2030 and 2050. It is sponsored by Californians for Affordable...

/ June 23, 2014

Duke Energy’s Plans To Attack Solar In North Carolina

In a sign it will seek to maintain its monopolistic control of North Carolina’s energy generation, Duke Energy CEO Lynn Good criticized solar net metering in a meeting with local...

/ February 14, 2014

Dominion Thwarts Solar Net Metering Bills in Virginia

Dominion successfully lobbied for substitute language that would give the company the right to build and own community solar.

/ February 6, 2014

Coloradans Urge Governor Hickenlooper Not to Swear In Glen Vaad to Utility Commission

Glenn Vaad received an American Legislative Exchange Council “State Legislator of the Year” Award in 2012.

/ January 7, 2014