Category: Utilities

DTE Energy Headquarters Detroit Michigan

Utility Front Group ‘Michigan Energy Promise’ Emerges to Rally DTE Energy Foundation Recipients to Target Solar Industry

Michigan Energy Promise, a new front group with strong ties to the Michigan monopoly utility, DTE Energy, recently began backing the utility’s arguments against rooftop solar power. The group’s appearance...

/ March 5, 2019
Floridians for Affordable Reliable Energy Joe Gibbons

New Front Group, Floridians for Affordable Reliable Energy, Emerges to Fight for Monopoly Utilities

A new front group, Floridians for Affordable Reliable Energy (FARE), launched a campaign on February 26, 2019, to block a Constitutional amendment aimed at breaking up Florida’s investor-owned utilities, such...

/ March 5, 2019

City of Milwaukee invests in its own solar, rejects We Energies’ offer for now as councilors express ire with utility’s efforts to stifle market

Milwaukee’s Public Works Committee advanced a resolution yesterday to construct up to .21 megawatts of solar systems on three of the city’s libraries, rebuffing efforts by the monopoly utility company...

/ February 14, 2019

Samuel Randazzo: PUCO candidate is an opponent of renewable energy

Update: This article was updated on January 31, 2019, with information from the cover letter and resume Samuel Randazzo filed with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio and the latest...

/ January 28, 2019

Utilities Made A Final Push To Aid Republican and Democratic Governors Associations Leading Up To The Election

Campaign finance forms filed earlier this month with the IRS detail how several large investor-owned utility companies made substantial contributions to both the Republican and Democratic Governors Associations, as well...

/ December 18, 2018

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker Again Appoints Ellen Nowak To PSC

With just a few weeks remaining as governor, Republican Scott Walker appointed his top aid Ellen Nowak to the Public Service Commission (PSC). Earlier this year, Nowak was chosen by...

/ December 17, 2018

What The Public Learned From The Utility Industry In 2018

Deceit, money in politics, astroturfing: 12 revelations from the electric utility industry

/ December 13, 2018
Entergy confirms actors were paid to support New Orleans power plant

Entergy Leaves Questions Unanswered in Paid Actor Scandal

Entergy continues to receive significant scrutiny due to its use of paid actors to feign public support in New Orleans City Council hearings for a proposed natural gas plant, which...

/ December 7, 2018

Chris Sununu gets more campaign money from Eversource executives

Governor Chris Sununu’s re-election campaign this week disclosed receiving new contributions totaling $8,700 last month from thirteen executives at Eversource, New Hampshire’s largest electric utility and a top donor to...

/ November 2, 2018
2018 Political Map of the U.S. Governor Races

Analysis: How Electric Utilities and Their Executives Contributed in Nine Governor Races

Utilities Bet on Republicans in Some Close Races, Hedge in Others

/ November 2, 2018