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Recent Media Coverage

Salt Lake Tribune: State leaders, industry push plan to export Utah’s natural gas to Asia through Mexico, 10/26/20

Energywire: DOE: Major CCS project ‘not financially attractive’ 10/26/2020

S&P Global Market Intelligence: Rising water stress risk threatens US coal plants, largely clustered in 5 states 10/22/2020

S&P Global Market Intelligence: Climate change poses big water risks for nuclear, fossil-fueled plants 10/21/2020

Wyoming Public Media/Wyofile: Wyoming’s ‘dark money’ coal campaign, 10/2/20

S&P Global Market Intelligence: Report criticizes utilities for not linking executive pay to decarbonization, 9/23/20

Greentech Media: Can Gas-Fired Power Plants Coexist With a Net-Zero Target? Yes, Southern Company Insists, 9/23/20

Southerly Magazine: Public records show a Louisiana lawmaker is getting paid to push a proposed pipeline through Black, Indigenous communities, 9/17/20

DeSmog: Fossil Fuel Industry and Koch Network Fighting Pennsylvania’s Move to Join Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, 9/17/20

AL.com: Alabama town’s new excuse for hiding public records: We don’t have to look for them, 9/16/20

Orlando Sentinel: Secretive group pushing Florida constitutional amendment raised money linked to big businesses, 9/9/20

Wyofile: Gov, EPA outline plans to boost carbon capture, delay plant closures, 9/8/20

NPR: Ohio Bribery Scandal Raises Questions About Clean Energy Availability In State, 8/15/20

Akron Beacon Journal: Householder investigation delays judge’s final approval of fees in FirstEnergy Solutions bankruptcy, 8/14/20

Cleveland.com: The 2 sponsors of Ohio House Bill 6 say they are OK with the release documents withheld from the feds, 8/14/20

Quartz: The business model for carbon capture is broken, 8/13/20

Energy News Network/Eye on Ohio: Murray Energy’s limited disclosures on Ohio conspiracy case leave big questions unanswered, 8/12/20

E&E News: Bribery and blackouts: Inside an Ohio utility’s troubled past, 8/11/20

Allegheny Front: Ohio energy scandal ‘vindicates’ renewables advocates, 8/7/20

Reuters: Problems plagued U.S. CO2 capture project before shutdown: DOE document, 8/6/20

Drilled News: The Ohio Utility Scandal, Explained, 8/5/20

Lobbyists for Citizens: H.B. 6 local supporters…duped?, 8/3/20

Southerly: Southerners who can’t afford bills could have power disconnected in the heat of summer, 7/31/20

Inside Climate News: Illinois and Ohio Bribery Scandals Show the Perils of Mixing Utilities and Politics, 7/26/20

Mother Jones: They spent millions to protect polluters. Then they got busted by the FBI, 7/25/20

Farmington Daily Times: Report: As climate change contributes to drought, closure of coal-fired power plants may help, 7/23/20

Vox: An FBI investigation shows Ohio’s abysmal energy law was fueled by corruption, 7/23/20

E&E News: Dark money and bribery: FBI says utility funded $60M scheme 7/22/20

Washington Examiner: New scrutiny for Ohio nuclear subsidies law after bribery charges for House Speaker 7/22/20

E&E News: Bribes, planes, power. Inside a scheme to keep coal alive 7/22/20

10 WBNS: Feds allege path to House Bill 6 was paved with bribes; watchdogs noted dark money transfer months ago, 7/22/20

New York Times: Powerful Ohio Republican Is Arrested in $60 Million Corruption Scheme, 7/21/20

Crain’s Cleveland Business: Who could have seen it coming? Everyone 7/21/20

Heavy: Larry Householder: Ohio Republican Charged in Alleged $60 Million Scheme 7/21/20

Energywire: Report warns 30 coal plants threatened by water scarcity, 7/21/20

Colorado Sun: We now know how many billions of gallons of water Colorado will save by closing coal-fired power plants, 7/16/20

NHPR: FERC Rejects Conservative N.H. Group’s Petition Against Net Energy Metering, 7/16/20

Yale360: How Overreach by Trump Administration Derailed Big Pipeline Projects, 7/15/20

Inside Climate News: A Pandemic and Surging Summer Heat Leave Thousands Struggling to Pay Utility Bills, 7/14/20

Los Angeles Times: Why is Warren Buffett, the ‘Oracle of Omaha,’ betting on a future with fossil fuels?, 7/9/20

UtilityDive: Regulators reject utility moves to recover revenue lost to COVID-19 as analysts, advocates see trend continuing, 7/7/20

Huffington Post: How Utility Companies Use Charitable Giving To Influence Policy, 7/6/20

The Guardian: Revealed: legislators’ pro-pipeline letters ghostwritten by fossil fuel company, 7/2/20

Energy News Network: Murray Energy bankruptcy still casts shadow on coal’s economic viability, 6/15/20

RTO Insider: Thousands oppose bid to undo net metering, 6/16/20

Desert Sun: Solar experts: Proposal could ‘devastate’ industry 6/12/20

The Intercept: A powerful petrochemical lobbying group advanced anti-protest legislation in the midst of the pandemic, 6/7/20

Salon: Electric utilities called out for slow-walking switch from natural gas to clean renewable energy, 6/6/20

Energy News Network/Eye on Ohio: Utilities, gas industry coordinate to oppose Ohio village’s clean energy goal, 5/6/2020

LA Times: States are reopening from coronavirus shutdowns. What happens to frozen utility payments?, 5/22/20

Carolina Public Press: Anti-Duke Energy coalition of advocacy groups calls for range of reforms, 5/18/20

RTO Insider: FERC Extends Deadline in Net Metering Dispute, 5/6/20

Wall Street Journal: Utilities Investors Need to Watch Unpaid Bills, 5/4/20

PV Mag: Investor-owned utilities pay top executives millions — are they worth it?, 5/4/20

Greentech Media: 5 Key Threats for US Utilities as Earnings Season Kicks Off, 4/28/20

Michigan Radio: Utilities prepare for surge in customers unable to pay, 4/27/20

Rapid City Journal: McLaughin mayor says town had no choice but to disconnect family’s utilities, 4/11/20

UtilityDive: Xcel sells 720 MW gas plant less than 3 months after purchasing through unregulated subsidiary, 4/7/20

UtilityDive: BlackRock, Morgan Stanley to utilities: Tackle climate-related risks or lose market value, 4/6/20

RTO Insider: MISO Deepens Insights into Pandemic Impact, 4/3/20

HuffPost: She Begged For Mercy. The Utility Cut Her Elderly Parents’ Power Anyway, 3/31/20

UtilityDive: Wisconsin regulators launch investigation into COVID-19 related costs for utilities, 3/31/20

Sinclair Broadcast Group: Rent, credit cards, auto loans: Here’s who is offering relief, 3/27/20

Tucson.com: Tucson-area utilities halt shutoffs during coronavirus crisis, 3/25/20

Wyoming Public Media: Investigation Questions WY Transparency In Promoting Coal Interests Out Of State, 3/24/20

Colorado Sun: Wyoming coal interests funneled money, experts to influence Colorado PUC decision on closing parts of Pueblo plant, 3/24/20

HuffPost: A Utility Vowed To Stop Shutoffs. Advocates Say Hundreds May Still Lack Electricity, 3/24/20

Energy News Network: Ohio utilities commission order might stretch limits of emergency power, 3/20/20

Atlanta Business Chronicle: Georgia energy and gas companies suspend service disconnections during coronavirus outbreak, 3/16/20

Phoenix New Times: APS, SRP, and Phoenix Water Services Suspend Customer Shutoffs Over Coronavirus, 3/13/20

HuffPost: Utilities Face Pressure To Stop Shutting Off Services Amid Coronavirus Pandemic, 3/13/20

Energy News Network: How a longtime critic of clean energy became Ohio’s top utility regulator, 3/9/20

Columbus Dispatch: Ohio nuclear plants’ owner paid $1.9 million to help save $1 billion bailout, 3/6/20

Adapting To Fire: How Cities Can Enhance Resilience With Distributed Energy, 3/5/20

Energy News Network: Dark money dominated Ohio’s nuclear subsidy saga, 3/5/20

Eye on Ohio: Campaign contributions pay off for Ohio utilities and coal interests, 3/5/20

Palm Beach Post: Charities Take FPL money, back FPL rate hikes, 3/5/20

New York Times: A Trump Insider Embeds Climate Denial in Scientific Research, 3/2/20

Arizona Mirror: An appointed Corporation Commission would be more corruptible than an elected one, 2/27/20

Inside Climate News: A Michigan Utility Just Raised the Bar on Emissions-Cutting Plans, 2/27/20

Grist: Cities are starting to ban gas in buildings. Arizona’s not having it, 2/2 7/20

Virginia Mercury: Senator Pulls Bill to Give Carbon Allowances to Charles City Plants, 2/27/20

Phoenix New Times: Arizona House Passes Industry-Backed Pre-Emption Bill to Keep Natural Gas Flowing, 2/12/20

Arizona Republic: As cities in other states ban natural gas, Arizona lawmakers move to protect it, 2/12/20

Florida Phoenix: PAC report: Business lobby shares its wealth with Florida Cabinet members, 2/11/20

DeSmog: Newly Revealed Emails Highlight Coziness and Favors Between Local Officials, Jordan Cove LNG Backers, 2/6/20

Energy News Network: Coal industry group revives reliability argument to Ohio lawmakers 2/5/20

Wyofile: Governor’s office previewed controversial PSC letter, 2/4/20

Why there’s a big fight brewing over Duke Energy’s power monopoly, 1/16/20

Deadline Detroit: Beware Of So-Called Detroit Activists Pocketing DTE Energy Donations, 1/14/20

New York Times: N.A.A.C.P. Tells Local Chapters: Don’t Let Energy Industry Manipulate You, 1/5/20

Salon: Fossil fuel knocks the wind out of renewable energy movement in Ohio, 1/5/20

Wisconsin State Journal: Appeals court strikes approval of Superior gas plant, cites need for environmental study, 12/24/19

The Intercept: Coal giant provided secret financing to group challenging climate lawsuits, 12/17/19

Albany Times-Union: National Grid Doesn’t Want Geothermal Developer to Have ‘Party’ Status in Pipeline Debate, 12/13/19

Daily Kos: Exposed: Ulterior Motives For Utilities’ Supposed Charity Spending (Spoiler, it’s not charity!), 12/12/19

Lexington County Chronicle: Utility Watchdog: Rate Money Buys Political Favors, 12/11/19

Detroit Metro Times: DTE Energy is quietly funding Detroit community leaders who publicly support the company, 12/10/19

Phoenix New Times: APS Used Backdoor Charitable Donations to Sway Regulators, Report Warns, 12/10/19

Energy News Network: Report links utilities’ charitable giving to organizations’ political support, 12/10/19

WIS News 10: Watchdog Report: Link between utilities charitable giving and political influence, 12/10/19

Greenwire: Industry clings to trade group as utilities abandon ship, 12/5/2019

Inside Climate News: Clean Economy Weekly 12/5/2019

S&P Global: US utilities race to slash emissions as ESG reporting takes off, 12/4/2019

Detroit News: Nonprofit boosting Consumers Energy’s candidates spent $12.9M, 12/2/2019

E&E News: Under pressure, 2 utilities ditch pro-coal trade group, 12/2/2019

PV Magazine: Shutting down the scammers: Petition filed over North Carolina utilities’ ‘unlawful’ use of ratepayer funds, 11/29/2019

Sludge: DLCC set up one-on-one meetings for lobbyists and lawmakers at summer conference, 11/27/2019

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Pa. legislators to fight Wolf’s carbon cap proposal with bills and a lawsuit, 11/19/2019

Albany Times-Union: National grid pushed officials to write letters for pipeline, 11/13/2019

The Intercept: Democratic sweep sets up confrontation with corporate giant that has loomed over Virginia politics for a century, 11/6/2019

The Intercept: PG&E spent millions on lobbying following bankruptcy, wining and dining legislators who sponsored bailout, 11/4/2019

Energy News Network: For Ohio farmers, wind turbine revenue helps take the sting out of a ‘bad’ year, 10/31/2019

Nonprofit Quarterly: Can Public Ownership of Utilities Help Address Climate Change? 10/29/2019

Teen Vogue: Publicly Owned Utilities Could Help Fight the Climate Crisis, 10/25/2019

Los Angeles Times: California ditched coal. The gas company is worried it’s next, 10/22/2019

WFPL (Louisville): Ky. Utility Regulators Weigh In On Trump Energy Plan At Behest Of Coal Lobby, 10/22/2019

UtilityDive: Duke VP likens gas plant buildout strategy to 15-year home mortgage on path to zero carbon, 10/18/2019

Alabama Political Reporter: Alabama PSC commissioners signed letter written by coal lobbying group, sent them to federal agency, 10/16/2019

WyoFile: Wyoming utility regulator copied, sent coal lobby letter 10/15/2019

InsideClimate News: Utilities Are Promising Net Zero Carbon Emissions, But Don’t Expect Big Changes Soon, 10/15/2019

The Miami Student: Petitioners supporting nuclear bailout target Miami students, 10/15/2019

Utility Dive: Coal group pressed state regulators to ask FERC for resilience action 10/14/2019

Bowling Green Daily News: TVA potentially cutting renewable program, 10/14/2019

Bloomberg News: Coal Industry Pushed State Regulators to Lobby for Power Rescue 10/12/2019

Mother Jones: PG&E Was Once Part of the Climate-Denial Machine That Helped Fuel California’s Blackout Crisis, 10/11/2019

Mother Jones: Dark Money Is Pouring in to Protect the “Worst Energy Policy in the Country”, 10/10/2019

Orlando Sentinel: Winter Park’s electricity price hikes show the city hasn’t planned for a more energy-efficient city | Editorial, 10/8/2019

E&E News: Meet the ‘NIMBY people’ trying to kill solar 10/03/2019

Dayton Daily News: Ohio AG investigates new allegations in fight over energy-bill referendum 10/03/2019

Bowling Green Daily News: WRECC still “reviewing” TVA 20-year contract, 9/28/2019

Montgomery Advertiser: Climate and change: How to decarbonize Alabama, 9/27/2019

Energy News Network: Who’s behind the Chinese conspiracy ads against Ohio’s nuclear referendum? 9/23/2019

New Republic: How Energy Companies Corrupt State Politics, 9/19/2019

Fast Company: It’s now cheaper to build new renewables than it is to build natural gas plants, 9/11/2019

Southeast Energy News: Controversial Louisiana proposal would change net metering program, 9/10/2019

Utility Dive: Arizona’s chief utility regulator pressures APS to cut political spending, 9/9/2019

PV Magazine: Louisiana regulators could give the green light to utilities to milk customers with solar, 9/9/2019

Columbus Fee Press: Update on Ohio House Bill 6, the bailout of  FirstEnergy’s Nuclear and Coal, 9/7/2019

RTO Insider: Ohio Nuke Ballot Petition Approved, 9/2/2019

Huffington Post: A Lobbyist-Tied Industry Group Was Behind Officials’ Letters of Support for Gas Project, 8/25/2019

12 News (Phoenix): Arizona regulators won’t release 3rd-party audit of APS, 8/21/2019

Co-op News: US electric co-op giant Tri-State promises a switch to renewables, 8/9/2019

News & Observer/Politifact: Fact check: Ad misleads about Dan McCready backing bill costing consumers $149 million, 8/8/2019

Fremont News Messenger: Community’s future brightens after legislature saves Davis-Besse, 8/6/2019 

Associated Press: Nuke plants’ rescue jolts conservatives, environmentalists, 8/2/2019

Raleigh News & Observer/Politifact: The controversial bill on Duke Energy rates, explained: How does it affect customers?, 8/2/2019

Columbus Dispatch: Editorial: The more you learn, the worse House Bill 6 looks, 8/2/2019

Think Progress: Trump’s big coal backers paid for a new tax to prop up outdated energy in Ohio, 8/1/2019

Climate Crocks: Picker losers: Ohio energy bill is a dumpster fire, 7/28/2019

Columbus Dispatch: FirstEnergy handed out $1 million in campaign cash before bailout vote, 7/28/2019

Vox: Ohio just passed the worst energy bill of the 21st century, 7/27/2019

The Economist: Can American utilities profit from the energy transition?, 7/27/2019

The Intercept: Ohio Republicans balked at a nuclear bailout, so the industry elected new Republicans — and walked away with $1.1 billion, 7/26/2019 

Cleveland Plain Dealer: Capitol Letter, 7/26/2019

Toledo Blade: Think tank: Nuclear plants’ bankrupt owner spent heavily for bailout, 7/24/2019

Florida Phoenix: Florida’s biggest coal plant is switching to natural gas. So why aren’t climate activists cheering?, 7/23/19

The Guardian: Berkeley became first US city to ban natural gas. Here’s what that may mean for the future, 7/23/19

Climatewire: In Colorado, a coal-heavy co-op offers a climate plan — and suspicions rise, 7/19/19

TiffinOhio.net: ‘Reineke failed’: Nuclear bailout bill without referendum amendment moves on to full Senate for vote, 7/17/19

Greentech Media: Georgia Power Boosts Plan for Renewables and Storage After Local Stakeholder Push, 7/16/19

The Lens (New Orleans): Entergy’s emissions reduction goals would yield higher emissions than it produced in 2017, 7/11/19

New York Times: Florida’s Utilities Keep Homeowners From Making the Most of Solar Power, 7/7/19

TiffinOhio.net: Reineke takes campaign checks from FirstEnergy Corp. before cosponsoring their bailout bill, 7/2/19

Energy News Network: Ohio wind setback lawsuit spurred bill to block similar legal challenges, 6/28/19

New York Times: As Coal Fades in the U.S., Natural Gas Becomes the Climate Battleground, 6/26/2019

Gizmodo: Another Top EPA Official Is Out Amid Ethics Scandal, 6/26/19

ecoRI News: Dirty Front Groups Endanger Planet’s Present and Future Health, 6/22/19

Columbia Law Review: Climate (Non)Disclosure, 6/22/19

DeSmog: Thousands of Fossil Fuel ‘Observers’ Attended Climate Negotiations: UNFCCC Data 2005-2018 for COP1-COP24, 6/21/19

Daily Kos: Utility AEP Knows Public Want Renewables, But Makes Them Pay For Coal Lobby Membership Anyway, 6/20/19

TiffinOhio.net: Afraid of change, or backed by special interests? The truth behind the fear-mongering Seneca Anti-Wind Union, 6/18/19

Energy News Network: As state negotiations falter, Line 5 backers ramp up public campaigns, 6/19/19

Inside Sources: Proposed Nuclear Bailouts in OH, PA Get Mixed Reactions From Industry, 5/24/2019

Plain Dealer: Nuclear bailout bill shows how big money can be put to work in the Ohio Statehouse, 5/23/19 

PV Magazine: California prevents utility from paying EEI dues with ratepayer funds, 5/21/19

Columbus Dispatch: Capitol Insider, 5/19/19

Louisville Public Media: LG&E/KU Customers Stuck Paying For Disbanded Trade Group, 5/15/2019

The Nation: The Energy Industry’s Secret Campaign to Get Us to Build More Power Plants, 5/14/19

Inside EPA: UARG’s Demise Shifts Focus To Utility Waste, Water Groups’ EPA Influence, 5/13/19

POWER Magazine: Utility Group Under Congressional Investigation Will Disband, 5/13/19

E&E News: TVA defends its role in trade group, 5/7/19

Columbus Dispatch: Consumers’ office says FirstEnergy amendment will lead to ‘price gouging,’ 5/7/2019

Louisville Public Media: Did Louisville Ratepayers Help Fund Anti-Solar Lobbying?, 5/1/2019

Daily Kos: Republican Ohio Rep: Starve The Poor So We Can Fund Nuclear Industry, 4/30/2019

Cincinnati Enquirer: Nuclear power companies have spent millions lobbying for subsidies. Should Ohio, other states bail them out?, 4/29/2019

Michigan NPR: Report warns Enbridge, DTE, part of pipeline “bubble” that could burst, 4/29/2019

ClimateWire: Free-market think tank fuels war against EVs, 4/29/2019

Arizona Daily Star: Tucson Electric Power draws scrutiny over ties to pro-coal advocacy group, 4/26/2019

DeSmog: Wined and Dined by Energy Industry Consultant, State Utility Regulators Met With Its Client, 4/24/2019

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Congressional probe looks at lobbying group funded by Ameren, other utilities, 4/22/2019

Crain’s Cleveland Business: Why are Ohioans footing the bill for FirstEnergy? 4/21/2019

Politico Pro: Democrats look at utility dues to UARG, 4/17/2019

The Plain Dealer: FirstEnergy and its allies, seeking nuclear plant bailout, have spent millions on influence campaign, 4/16/2019

Columbus Dispatch: FirstEnergy Solutions bailout debate kicks off at Statehouse, 4/16/2019

Think Progress: Republicans push anti-wind bills in several states as renewables grow increasingly popular, 4/15/2019

Clean Cooperative: Tri-State executive involved with anti-Clean Air Act group since 2005, 4/13/2019

Beaver County (PA) Times: Report: FirstEnergy Solutions has paid millions to lobbying, public relations firms, 4/12/2019

Tampa Bay Times: Florida could soon bury more power lines. Customers might pick up the cost, 4/11/2019

Aberdeen News: Trump wrong about wind energy, 4/9/2019

Phoenix New Times: APS Documents Revealing Millions in Spending Leave Many Questions Unanswered, 4/4/2019

Arizona Republic: APS acknowledges spending millions to elect Corporation Commission members, after years of questions, 3/29/2019

Washington Post: Trump’s $100 trillion price tag for the Green New Deal may have come from a tweet, 3/21/2019

Mountain Journal: What’s up with the Green New Deal and what does it mean for the west?, 3/13/2019

DeSmog: Trump Budget for Renewables Slashed 70% Under Former Koch Insider’s Leadership, 3/13/2019

Arizona Republic: Price for public officials who break the law to do APS’s bidding? $225, 3/6/2019

AZ Capitol Times: Local elected officials face fines for opposition of Prop. 127, 3/5/2019

Arizona Republic: Arizona attorney general says 28 officials broke law by opposing clean-energy measure, 3/4/2019

PV Magazine: Fossils go hard after solar in Spotsylvania, 3/4/2019

Farmington (NM) Daily Times: Proposal to study CCS technology at San Juan Generating Station rejected by Senate panel, 3/4/2019

Santa Fe New Mexican: Lawmakers question carbon tech proposed in plan to keep San Juan plant running, 3/2/2019

Farmington (NM) Daily Times: Utility wins, for now, in bid to delay filing for San Juan Generating Station abandonment, 3/1/2019

Sandusky Register: Wind turbine syndrome full of hot air? 2/28/2019

PV Magazine: Milwaukee pushes back against We Energies’ monopoly, 2/18/2019

Energy News Network: Ohio clean energy groups will seek recusals from PUCO nominee, 2/13/2019 

Utility Dive: Ohio governor taps wind critic Randazzo as utility commission chair, 2/6/2019 

Columbus Business First: DeWine picks Columbus lawyer as new PUCO chairman, drawing praise and criticism, 2/6/2019

The Inquirer: Budweiser’s Super Bowl commercial featuring clydesdales and wind power draws big numbers online, 2/4/2019 

The Plain Dealer: Governor DeWine faces first major energy-related issue with PUCO commissioner appointment, 1/31/2019 

Michigan NPR: Consumers Energy agrees to stop dark money donations for two years, 1/29/2019

Energy News Network: Michigan regulators clamp down on utility’s political spending, 1/28/2019

Mother Jones/Huffington Post: Here’s How an FDR Works Project Could Become the Centerpiece of a Green New Deal, 1/24/2019

Climate Liability News: Utilities Knew: Report shows power industry studied climate change, stuck with coal, 1/16/2019 

E&E News: A Texas group that rejects warming is favored by Trump, 1/7/2019

TiffinOhio.net: New watchdog report exposes Seneca Anti-Wind Union’s ties to Big Coal, 12/13/2018

New Orleans Times Picayune: Entergy’s sponsorship of Cyndi Nguyen’s holiday parade raises questions, 12/11/2018

MotherJones: What qualifies you to become a top Trump energy regulator? Telling your son to deny climate change, 12/6/2018

RTO Insider: McNamee advances to Senate floor, 11/27/2018

PowerMarketsToday: Anti-renewables video muddies McNamee’s prospects, 11/26/2018

UtilityDive: Senate Dems seek to postpone McNamee FERC vote over video, 11/26/2018

UtilityDive: FERC nominee McNamee slams green groups, renewables in Feb. video, 11/21/2018 

UtilityDive: Vogtle in sight as money pours into Georgia regulator race,  11/2/2018

WABE: In The Races For Ga. Public Service Commission, More Attention — And Money, 10/23/2018

UtilityDive: Utility spending on major Republican groups outpaces Democrats over 2:1, EPI finds, 10/18/2018

Inside EPA: Wehrum met at former firm with former clients despite ethics pledge, 9/21/2018

The Guam Daily Post: Solar provider seeks answers ahead of net metering changes, 9/16/2018

RTO Insider: Democrats Call Out ‘Partisan’ Remarks by FERC Chief, 8/23/2018

Washington Examiner: Trump readies ‘military plan’ to save coal, 8/22/2018

Media Matters for America: Fox’s Tucker Carlson pushes misinformation about wind power, 8/20/2018

Think Progress: Trump reveals how little he knows about his coal and nuclear bailout plan, 8/20/2018

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

UtilityDive: APS spends $11 million to keep 50% renewables measure off ballot, 7/18/2018

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

AL.com: 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 

PV Magazine: Arizona’s dirty energy politics, 6/14/18

Michigan Radio: Watchdog- Consumers Energy spends millions in dark money to defeat legislators, limit competition, 6/12/18

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

Beaver County (PA) 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


Press Releases

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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