Results for: first energy

ALEC’s Most Wanted: Exposing a front group for fossil fuel interests (and other corporations)

[…] she said. The staffer — whose organization had developed talking points claiming to support the First Amendment, which protects a free and vibrant press — added: “Because you’re going...

/ May 10, 2013

PNM, Edison Electric Institute lead deceptive attack on rooftop solar in New Mexico

This piece was first published as an op-ed column in the Santa Fe New Mexican on February 20, 2017.  Rooftop solar power offers New Mexicans lower electric bills, cleaner air...

/ February 21, 2017
A man charges his electric vehicle

Climate denier attacks electric vehicles… for not doing enough to slow down climate change

[…] climate change is happening. Electric vehicles are (obviously) better for the environment than gasoline engines First, let’s dispense with the actual thesis of Lesser’s argument. Yes, it is true...

/ May 21, 2018

Price Tag For Plant Vogtle Jumps Higher, Total Project Now at $27.3 Billion

[…] desire to leave its contract, citing the project’s poor economic performance. In a bombshell letter, first reported by Nate Monroe at the Florida Times-Union, JEA interim CEO Aaron Zahn...

/ August 23, 2018
Arizona Corporation Commissioner Justin Olson

Justin Olson, Arizona utility regulator, is an executive of Turning Point USA, group whose political arm sponsored rally preceding attack on Capitol

[…] to fight for this president.”  In a statement released after the Energy and Policy Institute first published this article, Olson said:  “The Energy and Policy Institute incorrectly reported this...

/ January 12, 2021

Heartland Institute

[…] a member of the executive committee of the State Policy Network. In 2017, the Heartland Institute’s America First Energy Conference celebrated the Trump administration’s efforts to roll back key U.S. climate...

/ April 29, 2016

Strings Attached: How utilities use charitable giving to influence politics and increase investor profits

[…] the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel estimated would cost consumers as much as $1.8 billion.  Columbus Business First reported on how AEP provided form letters for local governments and business associations...

/ December 10, 2019

DeWine raked in campaign money from AEP after the utility revealed a subpoena from the SEC

[…] 6, the same Ohio law at the center of the federal criminal investigation that forced FirstEnergy to admit to paying millions of dollars in bribes to state officials.  While...

/ August 2, 2021

Utilities Knew: Documenting Electric Utilities’ Early Knowledge and Ongoing Deception on Climate Change From 1968-2017

[…] carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. The Energy and Policy Institute’s new report provides a first look into the electric utility industry’s nearly 50-year long relationship with climate science,...

/ July 25, 2017

Powerless in the United States: the third installment in the Powerless in the Pandemic series

[…] utility shutoffs in the face of corporate profiteering that harms customers and the climate. (The first and second reports are here and here.) In 2022, electricity and gas disconnections...

/ January 30, 2023