Bill Protecting Virginia Gas Power Plants Came from Lobbyists, Lawmaker Admits

A bill that will support two planned gas-fired power plants in Virginia originated with lobbyists for one of the plants, documents and an interview with the bill’s legislative sponsor reveal....

/ February 19, 2020

Dominion and NextEra Takeover Bids for Santee Cooper Provide Little to No Benefit to South Carolina

Dominion Energy and NextEra Energy were named the top picks to manage or buy the state-owned utility Santee Cooper, in an analysis released on February 11 by the South Carolina...

/ February 18, 2020
ACP path in Buckingham VA

Dominion Energy net-zero goal undercut by pipeline expansion, “renewable natural gas” offset scheme

The utility joins wave of peer companies setting new emissions targets - but stops short of meaningful fossil fuel curtailment.

/ February 13, 2020

Utilities back anti-protest bills in Ohio and other states

Dominion Energy and Duke Energy are backing a controversial anti-protest bill in Ohio, the latest front in a national campaign by the American Legislative Exchange Council and its funders in...

/ February 10, 2020
Tri-State Escalante coal plant

Tri-State will replace coal plants with a gigawatt of new wind and solar

Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association announced last month that it will close its coal plants in Colorado and New Mexico and build a gigawatt of new wind and solar projects,...

/ February 9, 2020

Entergy New Orleans made misleading claims that ROE cut meant financial disaster

When the New Orleans City Council threatened to cut Entergy New Orleans’ high profit margins last year, the utility company responded aggressively: it said that such a move would not...

/ February 3, 2020

Southwest Gas was top contributor to Arizona legislators sponsoring gas utility bill

Southwest Gas gave thousands of dollars to the campaigns of Arizona Senate President Karen Fann and Speaker of the House Rusty Bowers last month, ahead of those legislators’ introduction this...

/ January 23, 2020
Cholla coal plant

Arizona Public Service announces 100% clean energy goal, saying it will “eliminate all fossil fuels”

Arizona’s largest investor-owned utility announced today that it will close its coal plants and increase its use of renewable energy over the next decade, ultimately aiming for 100% clean energy...

/ January 22, 2020
Jeffrey Lyash TVA CEO, Discusses Potential MLGW defection

TVA’s Latest Long-Term Partnership Contract Cedes No Ground to Local Power Companies

The Tennessee Valley Authority has ceded practically no ground to local power companies seeking more contract flexibility to manage increased demands for renewable energy from customers, despite requests from the...

/ January 20, 2020

Energy Choice Falls Flat at Florida Supreme Court After Utility Offensive

The Florida Supreme Court ruled on January 9 to keep the “Energy Choice” initiative off the Florida ballot in the upcoming general election, siding with investor-owned utilities and quashing an...

/ January 20, 2020