Category: Utilities

Investigation revealed NextEra’s inside track for JEA, coordination with Curry Administration

NextEra Energy and associates of Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry coordinated, likely giving NextEra an advantage over other bidders for the purchase of city-owned utility JEA, according to a report released...

/ February 3, 2021

While Touting Clean Energy Steps, Con Edison Continues to Invest in Gas Infrastructure

Consolidated Edison (Con Edison) has ramped up its clean energy pledges in the past year, but the company nonetheless continues to invest in gas infrastructure. The utility, which serves 3.4...

/ February 2, 2021
Jeffrey Lyash TVA CEO, Discusses Potential MLGW defection

TVA green-lights new potential fees on distributed solar by local utilities

TVA has approved a new rate structure which allows the 153 local power companies that buy power from the federal agency to charge new fees to solar customers, according to...

/ February 1, 2021

Dominion Energy nearly quadruples Virginia political contributions from 2018 to 2020

Utility directed large, repeat contributions to legislators

/ January 28, 2021
GHG Reduction Tom Fanning

Utilities and their executives spent tens of thousands to support Republicans in Georgia Senate runoff

Oil, gas, and coal company PACs spent too in failed efforts to keep GOP Senate control

/ January 19, 2021

Utilities sent $6.8 million to members of Congress who sought to overturn election results in recent election cycles

Three utilities and a trade association have said they are "pausing" all contributions in wake of violence

/ January 12, 2021

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