Category: Utilities

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

Utility CEOs contribute personal money to help Republicans; Utility PACs also favor GOP

Analysis of federal campaign dollars in the 2020 election cycle

/ October 22, 2020

1.25 million Floridians face electric disconnection by utilities

Investor-owned utilities have begun to resume the disconnection process, are opposed to shutoff moratorium petition before the PSC next week

/ October 2, 2020

Virginia budget amendments may allow Dominion Energy to pass COVID debt forgiveness costs on to ratepayers later

Advanced by House and Senate appropriators who have accepted over $2 million from the utility, amendments quash proposal to use $320 million in Dominion over-earnings to forgive ratepayers’ arrears during...

/ September 29, 2020
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Entergy to Rely on Gas while Claiming Net-Zero Emissions in 2050

Entergy joined other large utilities last week in announcing its intent to achieve “net-zero emissions” by 2050, but like its regional peers of Duke and Southern, the company is charting...

/ September 28, 2020

Southern Company Net-Zero Implementation Plan Filled with Loopholes for Continued Use of Fossil Fuels

Southern Company released more information this week on how it plans to reach “net zero emissions,” and while the plan remains scant on key details, the company has made one...

/ September 24, 2020

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

Download full report Xcel Energy Xcel Energy is an electric and gas utility company with customers in Colorado, Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin, New Mexico, South Dakota, North Dakota, and Texas. Xcel...

/ September 22, 2020

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

Download full report WEC Energy WEC Energy is a Milwaukee-based utility holding company with electric and natural gas subsidiaries, including the Wisconsin electric and gas utility We Energies, and Peoples...

/ September 22, 2020