Posted by Dave Anderson

Dave Anderson is the policy and communications manager for the Energy and Policy Institute. Dave has been working at the nexus of clean energy and public policy since 2008. Prior to joining the Energy and Policy Institute, he was an outreach coordinator for the climate and energy program at the Union of Concerned Scientists. He is also an alumnus of the Sierra Club and the Alliance for Climate Protection (now the Climate Reality Project). Dave’s research has helped to spur public scrutiny of political attacks on clean energy and climate science by powerful special interests, such as ExxonMobil and the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). His work has been cited by major media outlets, such as CBS News and the Wall Street Journal, and he has served as a speaker on panels at national solar industry conferences. Dave holds a MA in Political Science from the University of New Hampshire, where he also received a BA in Humanities.


  1. […] FirstEnergy utilities in five states paid $144 million over three years for external affairs support from a company that’s allegedly a key player in Ohio’s power […]

  2. […] launched an ongoing audit of FirstEnergy in early 2019, just prior to the introduction of HB 6. FERC audits often find that utilities improperly account […]

  3. […] was also paid by all of FirstEnergy Corp.’s other subsidiaries to provide various services, including largely political services like external and government affairs. It’s not yet clear how much of the tens of millions of dollars that’s believed to have flowed […]

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