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FOIA documents reveal that industry demands were directly reflected in bogus DOE coal bailout plans

Florida PSC Nominating Council Set to Interview and Vote on Finalists

UtilitySecrets.org, a new site from EPI and Center for Media and Democracy

Florida Utilities Pour $3.5 Million More Into Anti-Solar Amendment 1

Utility-funded PAC caught attempting more “political jiu-jitsu”

Special Interests Behind Anti-Solar Ballot Initiative Consumers for Smart Solar

Clean Power Plan Published – Here Is The Utility Industry’s Strategy To Overturn It

Ohio Energy Study Committee Relied Upon Flawed Testimony

Fossil Fuel-Funded ALEC Behind Attack Colorado Renewable Energy Standard

Beacon Hill Institute EPA Attack Funded Through Richard Berman Front Group

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Recent Media Coverage

Think Progress: Murray Energy backs opposition to offshore Ohio wind farm, 8/6/2018 

Energy News Network: Complaint: utility-backed group in Michigan violates tax, campaign laws, 8/3/2018

APS spends $11 million to keep 50% renewables measure off ballot, 7/18/18

Greentech Media: Another study argues electric cars are bad for the environment. It’s demonstrably false, 7/18/2018

Small electric systems challenge Alabama Power’s profits, request refunds, 6/28/18

Arkansas Business: Following the fueling opposition to Wind Catcher, 6/18/18 

Think Progress: Kochs invest in company set to benefit from coal and nuclear bailout, 6/12/2018

Beaver County Times: Report: Energy lobbyist paid $1 million in bailout campaign, 6/6/2018

Greentech Media: The lobbying bills attached to FirstEnergy’s coal and nuclear emergency action, 6/5/2018

RTO Insider: More questions than answers for FERC, RTOs, 6/5/2018

Midwest Energy News: Michigan law gives activists new venue for holding utilities to pledges, 5/30/2018

DeSmog Blog: Koch-Backed and Anti-Renewable Energy Groups Wooing Interior Department Official, 5/23/2018

Miami Herald/Tampa Bay Times: Political spending by utilities has jumped, boosted by opposition to rooftop solar, 5/17/2017

Miami New Times: Florida’s Energy Companies Are Spending More Money Than Ever on Lobbying, 5/17/2018

KAUF: Wind Catcher opposition may have fossil fuel ties, 5/17/2018

NOLA Times-Picayune: Entergy opponents: ‘New Orleans residents were deprived of their rights’, 5/15/2018

Think Progress: New Orleans electric utility confirms people were paid to support its power plant, 5/11/2018

Utility Dive: Entergy says it had no knowledge of paid support for New Orleans gas plant, 5/11/2018

Michigan Campaign Finance Network: ‘It will send a message’: some of the first state senate ads of 2018 are funded by secret donors, 5/10/2018

Atlanta Journal Constitution: Georgia PSC election war chests helped by Georgia Power, affiliates, 5/9/2018

PV Magazine: New Orleans: Actors paid to oppose solar and wind, push for power plant, 5/7/2018

Chattanooga Times Free Press: TVA audit: Jet purchase not ‘cost effective’, 3/30/2018

Atlanta Journal Constitution: Watchdog group questions legality of Ga. PSC commissioner’s deleted texts, 3/29/2018

Utility Dive: Indiana governor taps Republican lawmaker for Utility Regulatory Commission, 3/27/2018

Midwest Energy News: Ohio lawmaker circulates study on theoretical turbine accidents, 3/23/2018

PV Magazine: Murray Energy’s war on clean energy in Ohio, 3/10/2018

Associated Press: Company Spends $2M Lobbying for Atlantic Pipeline, 3/8/2018

WABE Atlanta: Watchdog Group: Ga. Public Service Commissioner Too ‘Cozy’ With Ga. Power, 3/6/2018

Utility Dive: New Arizona renewable ballot initiative could spark utility opposition, 2/15/2018

The State: Dominion hires former SC Gov. Hodges as lobbyist as SCANA buyout heats up, 1/5/2018

The Post & Courier: Golf, Beaches and Power: How utilities wine and dine the public officials that set your rates, 12/31/2017

Utility Dive: Demand charges or ‘efficiency rates’? EEI wants a word change, 12/20/2017

Esquire: The Power Companies Are Ripping You Off, 12/15/2017

The Post & Courier: Power Failure: How utilities across the U.S. changed the rules to make big bets with your money, 12/10/2017

Vox: A moment of truth arrives for Rick Perry’s widely hated coal bailout, 12/11/2017

Bloomberg: Koch-Backed Business Group Splinters in Climate-Change Dispute, 12/8/2017

ThinkProgress: Koch-funded network targets New Hampshire’s renewable energy policies, 12/4/2017

Midwest Energy News: Secrecy surrounds pro-coal group eyeing Ohio wind cases, 12/4/2017

Hartford Courant: Critics Fault Eversource for proposing business fees be charged to ratepayers, 11/30//2017

Bloomberg: Koch-Funded Group Prods Trump’s EPA to Say Climate Change Not a Risk, 11/15/2017

ThinkProgress: Environmentalists just gained a new enemy in the fight against natural gas pipelines, 11/6/2017

Charleston Post & Courier: Two identical nuclear projects, one in Georgia and one in South Carolina. Only one survived, 10/29/2017

Vox: Rick Perry’s plan to subsidize coal and nuclear plants is bonkers, 10/4/2017

Miami New Times: Why Didn’t FPL Do More to Prepare for Irma?, 9/14/2017

Inside Climate News: Perry’s Grid Study Calls for Easing Pollution Rules on Power Plants, 8/24/2017

Miami New Times: Power Companies Pumped $166,400 to Florida Lawmakers Who Control Their Watchdog Group, 8/18/2017

ThinkProgress: Top utilities are spending a lot of money to elect Republican governors, 8/10/2017

The Guardian: Utilities companies won’t let you sell your own solar power. Why not?, 8/1/2017

High Plains Public Radio: For Decades, Texas Utilities Denied Knowing Effects Of Fossil Fuels On Environment, 7/26/2017

Scientific American: Watchdog Group: U.S. Electric Industry Knew of Climate Threat Decades Ago

InsideClimate News: Like Exxon, Utilities Knew about Climate Change Risks Decades Ago

New York Times: Rooftop Solar Dims Under Pressure From Utility Lobbyists

Midwest Energy News: Analysis: Ratepayers foot the bill for utilities’ push against rooftop solar

ThinkProgress: This is how the Kochs’ anti-renewable agenda becomes White House policy

New York Times: The Deep Industry Ties of Trump’s Deregulation Teams

UtilityDive: Report: Power customers’ ‘forced’ to fund EEI political activities

Texas Monthly: What Will Rick Perry’s Delayed Energy Grid Study Say?

Miami Herald: FPL drafted portions of bill that puts tough requirements on rooftop solar companies

Midwest Energy News: Advocates say industrial lobbyists play outsized role in blocking clean energy in Ohio

Washington Post: The Trump administration has a new energy buzzword

New York Times: Trump got nearly $1 million in energy-efficiency subsidies

ClimateWire: Staff wary but ready to work with Pruitt amid new email dump

Huffington Post: Scott Pruitt goes after critics, EPA in his first speech to the agency

Climate Crocks: Chamber of Commerce – “Hell to pay” if U.S. backtracks on climate

Santa Fe New Mexican: Reader View: A deceptive attack on rooftop solar

ClimateWire: Clean energy left out of new White House energy plan

PV-Magazine: Solar disappears down the memory hole on White House website

ClimateWire: Exxon lobbied against a $10 carbon tax in Mass.

TechCrunch: Trump’s manufacturing council includes Elon Musk, Michael Dell and Mark Fields

Gizmodo: A Brief Chat With Elon Musk About Climate Change, Rex Tillerson, and Donald Trump

Buzzfeed: Trump’s SEC Nominee Told Firms To Admit Climate Change Risks

International Business Times: Donald Trump and climate change: SEC nominee Jay Clayton works at firm that encourages companies to disclose their climate risks

MarketWatch: Trump’s SEC pick pushed clients to say more about climate-change risks

Climate Crocks: Trump appointee warned of climate impacts

Inside Climate News: Rex Tillerson’s record on climate change – Reality vs rhetoric

Vox: Ohio clean energy standards are toast unless Gov. John Kasich steps in to save them

Columbus Business First: PUCO’s Howard Petricoff faced confirmation obstacles from the start, emails show

Grist: 5 lessons activists can learn from Florida’s successful ballot fight to defend solar

UtilityDive: Florida’s Amendment 1 defeat shows why solar won’t be stopped, Trump or no Trump

Tampa Bay Times: Power surge: Utilities dump another $3.5 million into Amedment 1

Tampa Bay Times: After leaked recording, solar amendment campaign scrubs its web pages

Miami Herald: Insider reveals deceptive strategy behind Florida’s solar amendment

Fox 4 Fort Myers, FL: Experts say solar amendment is misleading, not pro-solar

ABC 7 Sarasota, FL: Solar Amendment Summary

Grist: Why is this liberal congresswoman spreading anti-solar arguments?

Washington Post: Vote delayed on Hogan nominee accused of feeding information to governor’s staff

The Baltimore Sun: Gov. Hogan’s nominee to utility regulator faces Senate grilling over emails

NUVO: The fight over Indiana’s Access to Public Records Act 

The Guardian: Nevada’s solar workers and customers reel as new rules ‘shut down’ industry

Florida Center for Investigative Reporting: Big Energy Pours $1.9 Million Into Anti-Solar Group

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