Category: Utilities

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With Kochs Now Attacking Electric Vehicles, Utilities Should Reexamine Their Friends

The Kochs’ funding of anti-EV politics should leave utilities reconsidering their funding of the Koch network. The rift may already be opening in the utility and Koch-funded American Legislative Exchange...

/ September 27, 2016

Arizona Public Service Company Rate Request: Billions for Fossil Fuels, Nickels and Dimes for Solar

In early summer 2016, Arizona Public Service Company (APS), Arizona’s largest investor-owned utility, filed an application with the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) for a rate increase of $3.6 billion over...

/ September 21, 2016

Does Dominion support using Thomas Jefferson’s name to spread climate denial?

This relationship between a lobbyist for one of the nation’s largest utilities and an aggressive purveyor of attacks on climate science and policies warrants much deeper scrutiny than it has...

/ August 29, 2016
The Kemper "clean coal" power plant.

Kemper Scandal Unraveling Southern Company’s Credibility

A corporate rebrand won't rid Southern Company of its history of misinforming the public on climate change, or their forthcoming problems with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

/ July 26, 2016
The Kemper "clean coal" power plant.

Southern Company Scandal: The Documents

Read the documents behind Southern Company's Kemper Scandal that has prompted the Securities and Exchange Commission to open a formal investigation into the utility company.

/ July 14, 2016

Southern Company’s Kemper Scandal and Why Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Will Never Work

Southern Company's Kemper scandal illustrates that investments in carbon capture and storage technology and “clean coal” have wasted billions of dollars, remain too expensive, and are not viable options to...

/ July 12, 2016
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