Category: Utilities

The Utility Industry’s Influence at Universities

Universities and professors, funded by fossil fuel and utility special interests, are increasingly producing academic reports, supporting advocacy efforts, and amplifying positions that either recommend policies or provide credence to...

/ January 20, 2016

FirstEnergy Ohio Bailout – Bad for Ratepayers, Bad for Ohio

186,000 ratepayers would be forced to pay an additional fee to prop up the company’s uncompetitive coal and nuclear plants, which cannot compete in the free market.

/ January 19, 2016

C. Boyden Gray: Tobacco, Tea Party, and Dirty Energy

As someone with deep ties to right-wing political circles, and strong financial ties to the tobacco industry, C. Boyden Gray fits the bill as the ideal lobbyist for the dirty energy industry....

/ January 4, 2016

Special Interests Behind Anti-Solar Ballot Initiative Consumers for Smart Solar

The utility-backed Consumers for Smart Solar would preserve the status quo, preventing homeowners or businesses from contracting with solar companies that can install solar for no upfront cost.

/ November 16, 2015

Corporations Behind The Lawsuit Against The EPA

The coalition of lawyers suing the EPA is connected to some of the largest electric utility corporations in the country, and many want to remain hidden.

/ August 19, 2015

Iowa Net Metering Attacked

Last year, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad surrendered a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that would have been used to help cut costs and ease regulations...

/ July 28, 2015

Illinois Renewable Energy Attacked

In the early weeks of Illinois’ 2015 legislative session, environmental and business groups came together to form the “Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition” to push for a new renewable energy and...

/ July 28, 2015

Nevada Net Metering Attacked

The largest utility company in Nevada, NV Energy, worked in 2015 to stop any attempt to increase the state’s net metering cap, which solar installers had predicted would be met...

/ July 28, 2015

The Secret Network of Fossil Fuel & Utility Backed Groups Working to Stop Clean Energy

Energy & Policy Institute's new report exposes the strategies, front groups, and people used by the fossil fuel and utility corporations to attack clean energy policies.

/ July 28, 2015

Wisconsin Energy Corp. CEO, Gale Klappa, President of Global Warming Misinformation Campaign Earlier In His Career

The Information Council on the Environment was created as a front group for coal and utility interests to “reposition global warming as theory (not fact).”

/ July 8, 2015