Georgia Power Inaction on Renewables May Lead to Loss of Large Industrial Customer

As large electricity customers around the country are increasingly requesting renewable energy from their utilities, one utility’s failure to meet that demand has led it into a bitter legal dispute...

/ December 15, 2019

National Grid Objected to Heat Pump Company’s Party Status in New Gas Pipeline Project

National Grid attempted to block a company promoting alternative fuel sources to gas from receiving party status during deliberations on its pipeline project in upstate New York. In filings with...

/ December 12, 2019
Electric Cooperative Governance Task Force

An “Electric Cooperative Governance Task Force Report” urging co-op transparency was kept secret until now

The national trade association for electric cooperatives commissioned a report urging its members to embrace transparency reforms, but the association has kept its findings a secret for the past two...

/ December 11, 2019

Report details utilities’ use of charitable giving to influence politics

Utilities' charitable giving a massive part of their political operations, used to manipulate support from low-income communities and communities of color.

/ December 9, 2019

Entergy Threatens New Orleans City Council in Push Against “Resilient Renewables”

A policy requiring New Orleans’ electricity to come from sources that are both renewable and resilient to the impacts of climate change faces opposition from the utility Entergy, which threatened...

/ December 6, 2019

Pennsylvania House Speaker Says He Will Rely on Help From Oil & Gas Lawyers in Lawsuits to Oppose Joining RGGI

Pennsylvania’s Republican House Speaker Mike Turzai recently revealed he will rely on private attorneys who represent the fossil fuel industry to thwart Governor Tom Wolf’s executive order for Pennsylvania to...

/ December 2, 2019
Electric Utilities Political Machine

How Market Power Gives Electric Utilities Political Power

John Farrell from the Institute for Local Self Reliance (ILSR) explains how utilities use political power to block the transition to renewable energy in this guest post.

/ November 26, 2019

Utilities don’t want Peabody Energy’s “clean coal” awards anymore

In the latest sign of the U.S. coal industry’s declining ability to compete in the power sector, Peabody Energy is now struggling to find electric utility companies who are willing...

/ November 25, 2019

While Wisconsin residents object to the $700 million Nemadji Trail Energy Center gas plant, their public officials submit supportive comments ghostwritten by industry

As the public comment period for a new natural gas power plant drew to a close last month, several state lawmakers filed comments urging the Wisconsin Public Service Commission to...

/ November 20, 2019