Category: Utilities

The Exelon-Pepco Merger & Exelon’s History of Anti-Clean Energy Lobbying

The Exelon-Pepco merger would empower the company to continue its anti-renewable campaign in Washington, D.C. and Maryland, negatively impact ratepayers, and hinder the growth of the renewable energy industry.

/ April 29, 2015

Utilities’ Anti-Solar Campaign and Misinformation Debunked

Utilities’ Anti-Solar Campaign and Misinformation Debunked Utility trade association Edison Electric Institute (EEI) launched a multi-year anti-solar campaign in 2012 to weaken net metering policies across the country, as reported by...

/ March 19, 2015

Edison Electric Institute Strategy Documents Behind Utilities’ Campaign Against Solar Unveiled by Energy and Policy Institute

Evidence of the Edison Electric Institute “action plan” envisioned by utility officials can be seen in states across the country.

/ March 8, 2015

Edison Electric Institute Campaign Against Distributed Solar

The rapid emergence of solar energy has caused investor-owned utility companies and their trade association, the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), to create a strategic campaign to disrupt the growth of...

/ March 7, 2015

Documents Reveal Edison Electric Institute Campaign Against Solar

The rapid growth and emergence of solar energy in the electricity market has caused investor-owned utility companies and their trade association, the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), to create a strategic...

/ March 7, 2015

Willie Soon Secret Fossil Fuel Funding Revealed For Papers Denying Man-Made Climate Change

Southern Company has been funding Willie Soon, an astrophysicist and climate change denier at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics through one of its subsidiaries called Southern Company Services.

/ February 23, 2015

American Gas Association Wants States To Submit Implementation Plans, Not Ignore Clean Power Plan

David McCurdy, President & CEO of the American Gas Association, said last week that he prefers state lawmakers and regulators submit their state implementation plans (SIP) to the EPA, rather...

/ January 26, 2015

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