Major solar project in Spotsylvania targeted by climate skeptics, fossil fuel interests

A 500 megawatt solar project in Spotsylvania County, Virginia has drawn attacks from climate skeptics, fossil fuel interests, and right-wing news outlets. The Spotsylvania Solar Energy Center, developed by sPower,...

/ February 26, 2019

Attacks on wind and solar power by the coal and gas industries

Wind and solar power projects are under attack by coal and gas companies that fear competition from the booming renewable energy industry. Below are examples from the past year of...

/ February 19, 2019

City of Milwaukee invests in its own solar, rejects We Energies’ offer for now as councilors express ire with utility’s efforts to stifle market

Milwaukee’s Public Works Committee advanced a resolution yesterday to construct up to .21 megawatts of solar systems on three of the city’s libraries, rebuffing efforts by the monopoly utility company...

/ February 14, 2019

Budweiser’s pro-wind power Super Bowl ad attacked by fossil fuel industry

The pro-wind power Budweiser ad that Anheuser-Busch will air during the Super Bowl on Sunday is being attacked by the fossil fuel industry. The Kentucky Coal Association is among the...

/ February 1, 2019

Samuel Randazzo: PUCO candidate is an opponent of renewable energy

Update: This article was updated on January 31, 2019, with information from the cover letter and resume Samuel Randazzo filed with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio and the latest...

/ January 28, 2019

Utilities Made A Final Push To Aid Republican and Democratic Governors Associations Leading Up To The Election

Campaign finance forms filed earlier this month with the IRS detail how several large investor-owned utility companies made substantial contributions to both the Republican and Democratic Governors Associations, as well...

/ December 18, 2018

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker Again Appoints Ellen Nowak To PSC

With just a few weeks remaining as governor, Republican Scott Walker appointed his top aid Ellen Nowak to the Public Service Commission (PSC). Earlier this year, Nowak was chosen by...

/ December 17, 2018

What The Public Learned From The Utility Industry In 2018

Deceit, money in politics, astroturfing: 12 revelations from the electric utility industry

/ December 13, 2018

Seneca Anti-Wind Union has ties to a lawyer for Big Coal

Leading members of the Seneca Anti-Wind Union who are opposing proposals to build new wind farms in their county are represented by a lawyer who is also fighting other renewable...

/ December 12, 2018

The Trump Administration continues to aid the coal industry in the U.S. and abroad as climate talks continue in Poland

As world leaders gather to draft the rulebook for the Paris Climate Agreement, the Trump Administration will promote coal

/ December 7, 2018