Category: Utilities

The Kemper "clean coal" power plant.

Southern Company’s Kemper Power Plant: Latest Utility Boondoggle at the Expense of Customers

Public frustrations of construction work in progress laws have not been limited to Mississippi. Utility companies throughout the country have been benefiting from this policy for years, and Kemper is...

/ July 8, 2016

Edison Electric Institute Caught Secretly Working To Influence FTC Solar Workshop

The Edison Electric Institute was behind a ghostwritten letter from Rep. Yvette Clarke that took a swipe at the rooftop solar industry - a tactic EEI has been using over...

/ June 10, 2016

Groups Ask Indiana Supreme Court to Reconsider Legislative Public Records Case

Last month, in a 4 – 1 ruling, the Indiana Supreme Court agreed that APRA does apply to the General Assembly, but the Court still did not require disclosure of...

/ May 19, 2016

NextEra Energy Shareholders Reject Resolution on Projected Sea Level Rise and Climate Change Impacts

Shareholders voted 65% against a resolution that would have required the corporation to report material risks and costs of sea level rise scenarios projecting forward to 2100.

/ May 19, 2016

FirstEnergy Shareholders Vote Against Proposal for Disclosure of Lobbying Activities and Membership Payments

The shareholder activist stated the inadequate disclosure by FirstEnergy, combined with its active lobbying against the Clean Power Plan, present significant risks to investors.

/ May 18, 2016

Duke Energy Shareholders Reject Proposal for Disclosure of Lobbying Activities and Expenditures

Sisters of two Catholic religious orders that own Duke Energy stock want full disclosure of lobbying activities, but the board and shareholders rejected the proposal.

/ May 5, 2016

Indiana Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Secrecy

Indiana Supreme Court ruled that the legislature is governed by the Access to Public Records Act but declined to force lawmakers to follow it - allowing communication between lobbyists and...

/ May 4, 2016
Hedge fund Acme Equities is attempting to install CCS on the San Juan Generating Station.

Global Investors Warn Utilities to Change Business Strategy and Prepare for Climate Change

Now that countries have signed the Paris Agreement, global investors are warning utility companies that they must now act.

/ May 4, 2016

Yes on 1 for the Sun: The Anti-Solar Ballot Initiative from Utilities and Fossil Fuel Interests

The Koch Brothers and utility-funded Consumers for Smart Solar unveiled its amendment ballot campaign, Yes on 1 for the Sun, to restrict the solar market in Florida.

/ April 20, 2016

NextEra Energy Shareholder Resolution on Sea Level Rise Advances

Shareholders have proposed a resolution to NextEra Energy, Inc. that would require the corporation to report material risks and costs of sea level rise scenarios projecting forward to 2100.

/ April 1, 2016