Tag: AEP

Utilities back anti-protest bills in Ohio and other states

Dominion Energy and Duke Energy are backing a controversial anti-protest bill in Ohio, the latest front in a national campaign by the American Legislative Exchange Council and its funders in...

/ February 10, 2020

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
Louisiana Commissioner Eric Skrmetta Attacks Net Metering

Flawed Reports and Captured Commission Lead to Attack on Louisiana Solar Net Metering

UPDATE September 10, 2019: Documents reported by PV magazine indicate that the position on which the LPSC will be voting on Wednesday September 11, will be a “buy-all, sell-all” arrangement...

/ September 6, 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

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

Campaign Finance Reports Reveal Utility Industry Again Spending Big This Election Cycle

The nation’s largest electric utilities are pouring money into political action committees and tax-exempt political organizations that work to elect governors, attorney generals and state legislators at an unprecedented rate...

/ July 30, 2018

Five Ohio Supreme Court justices received FirstEnergy campaign cash before they axed a $43 million refund to the utility’s customers

Five of the six Ohio Supreme Court justices who ruled that FirstEnergy does not have to refund $43.4 million to customers have received campaign contributions from FirstEnergy. The Ohio Supreme...

/ February 14, 2018

Poll: Americans support net metering and solar, despite utilities’ attacks

A new poll has again found majority support for net metering and increasing solar power among Americans from across the political spectrum, despite years of attacks from the utility industry....

/ September 7, 2017

AEP proposes to hike fixed charges in latest affront to low income customers

AEP Ohio’s proposal to increase fixed charges would hurt low-income customers, the same people this powerful electric utility pretends to represent when it attacks clean energy policies, and fits into...

/ July 5, 2017

Southern Company CEO and Edison Electric Institute Chairman Tom Fanning’s Climate Change Denial

In the month since Tom Fanning, the CEO of Southern Company and current chairman of the Edison Electric Institute, said that carbon dioxide was not a primary contributor to global...

/ April 30, 2017