Category: Utilities

Pollution Payday: Analysis of executive compensation and incentives of the largest U.S. investor-owned utilities

While the coronavirus pandemic has devastated the U.S. economy, leaving millions of Americans struggling to afford their utility bills, the top executives for those utilities continue breaking their own records...

/ September 22, 2020

NextEra Energy’s failed attempt to purchase JEA highlights web of murky spending, lobbying

NextEra Energy, the parent company of Florida Power & Light and Gulf Power, offered $11 billion in a failed attempt to purchase Jacksonville-based JEA that would have netted former JEA...

/ September 21, 2020

Bill Seitz’s FirstEnergy bailout bill is one target of a subpoena

Records show Rep. Bill Seitz, the third-ranking Republican in the Ohio House, worked with FirstEnergy to draft a nuclear power plant bailout bill that’s now the subject of a federal...

/ September 9, 2020
EEI President Tom Kuhn

EEI used anti-clean energy campaigns as role models in political boot camp for utility execs

EEI's boot camp held up two companies as case studies - FirstEnergy and APS - despite both having become paragons of utility corruption.

/ August 27, 2020

Warren Buffett’s Methane Emissions Purchase From Dominion Energy

Berkshire Hathaway now is responsible for another estimated 1,663,568 metric tons of CO2e, at a minimum, from Dominion’s midstream gas infrastructure - an increase of about 40% over its previous...

/ August 20, 2020
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National Grid Lobbied Against Massachusetts Bills to Expand Renewable Energy

Electric and gas utility National Grid lobbied in opposition to legislation aimed at promoting renewable energy in Massachusetts, recent lobbying reports show. In the first half of 2020, the company...

/ August 19, 2020

Who is behind anti-regional transmission organization ads in the Southeast?

Google ads appear as Duke Energy, Southern Company advocate for more limited regional exchange, and following anti-RTO Facebook ads from dark money group

/ August 18, 2020

Ohio corruption scandal hits Energy Harbor bankruptcy case

Updated on August 18, 2020: The judge in Energy Harbor’s bankruptcy case will take another three months to consider final approval of fees and expenses for the utility’s outside firms,...

/ August 13, 2020

Consumers Energy-Funded 501(c)(4) Citizens for Energizing Michigan’s Economy Is Active Again, Promoting Specific Candidates

Citizens for Energizing Michigan’s Economy (CEME), a dark money 501(c)(4) that has received at least $43 million from Consumers Energy since 2014, is promoting at least five candidates who are...

/ August 3, 2020
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AEP contributed to dark money group that gave money to Generation Now

Update: AEP has acknowledged funding Empowering Ohio's Economy, a dark money organization that contributed to Generation Now

/ July 24, 2020