Category: Utilities

Gifts to Governor Dewine and PUCO finalist Anne Vogel linked to AEP’s dark money spending

Updated on January 19, 2021 with information from financial disclosure statements filed by Lt. Governor Jon Husted and Daniel McCarthy, Governor Mike DeWine’s director of legislative affairs. Governor Mike DeWine...

/ December 22, 2020

Orlando utility could vote today on new “net zero” plan amid concerns over continued fossil fuel use and low energy efficiency goals

Update: The OUC Board voted unanimously to approve the EIRP in its current form at its meeting on December 8. The Orlando Utilities Commission is set to discuss and potentially...

/ December 8, 2020
Senate District 37 Recount

Florida’s investor-owned utilities spent heavily on Republican interest groups in 2020 elections

Senate races prioritized by the Florida Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee face multiple investigations

/ December 4, 2020

More Generation Now dark money traced to AEP in Ohio corruption scandal

A Columbus group funded solely by AEP paid just over a half-million dollars last year to Generation Now, the group indicted this summer on federal racketeering charges alongside former Ohio...

/ December 2, 2020
Kyger Creek Power Plant

Many U.S. electric utilities plan slow decarbonization over next decade, out of sync with Biden plan

“Net-zero” goals proliferate, but speed, integrity of commitments varies greatly

/ December 1, 2020

Entergy Placed Undercover Consultant to Influence MISO Stakeholder Processes

UPDATE 12/16/20: The Mississippi Public Service Commission, after EPI’s publication, directed its staff and representatives to, “not engage in any dialogue, formal or informal, related to public policy or any...

/ November 22, 2020

Dominion Energy rewards Virginia political allies with bipartisan, off-year campaign contributions in 2020

Utility boosted friendly state legislators, despite none facing re-election this year, while executives and lobbyists supported Richmond stalwarts in city races

/ November 17, 2020

AEP gave campaign cash to HB 6 repeal committee members

American Electric Power (AEP) made campaign contributions to seven Ohio state representatives after they joined a new select committee tasked with repealing and replacing House Bill 6, the energy law...

/ November 2, 2020

Duke Energy spends big on Republicans, “soft money” groups in 2020 election

In the states and federally, utility maintains focus on GOP – amid potential shifts in North Carolina, US Senate control – coupled with hard-to-trace campaign finance entities

/ November 1, 2020

Update: FirstEnergy indicates its treasurer signed checks to Generation Now

March 8, 2021 update: FirstEnergy responded to months old allegations that its new CEO Steven Strah signed checks to Generation Now, which last month plead guilty to participating in a...

/ October 30, 2020