Duke Energy’s customers fund groups behind campaigns on coal ash, more

Duke Energy customers in North Carolina pay millions of dollars each year to fund industry groups that have spent years fighting against strong coal ash regulations, and have engaged in a host other efforts that do not benefit consumers. A...

/ March 1, 2018

A Trump adviser’s emails shed light on a shadowy anti-clean energy network

Emails sent and received by Travis Fisher, an outgoing senior Trump administration official at the Department of Energy, shed light on a murky anti-clean energy network with ties to the fossil fuel industry that operates in the Midwest and nationally. ...

/ February 22, 2018

How Will Utilities Vote On The Latest Climate Denial Model Resolution At ALEC?

Updated on Dec. 6 to include reference to a letter from the Edison Electric Institute, NRECA, Chevron, Honeywell and UPS expressing concerns about the ALEC resolution.  In a test of where fossil fuel companies and electric utilities stand on climate...

/ December 4, 2017

George David Banks: Trump’s climate advisor worked with anti-wind and climate skeptic groups

George David Banks, a top advisor to President Trump on climate change, once worked as the “D.C. liaison” for the Alliance for Wise Energy Decisions (AWED), a coalition of “individuals, organizations, communities, and businesses” founded by the anti-wind activist and...

/ September 28, 2017

Paying for Utility Politics: How ratepayers are forced to fund the Edison Electric Institute and other political organizations

The Edison Electric Institute is an inherently political organization, and a powerful one. At $90 million, its budget is the highest it has been in over a decade – a budget that the nation’s electric ratepayers have helped fund. The Energy...

/ May 9, 2017

Ohio House debates renewable energy and misinformation abounds

The Ohio House of Representatives just debated and passed another bill to rollback the state’s renewable energy portfolio standard. Proponents of the bill – HB 114 – engaged in misleading attacks on the booming renewable energy industry. What follows are...

/ March 31, 2017

On ABC’s “This Week” Scott Pruitt Cites the Success of the EPA and Clean Air Act to Undo Them

It is a bitter irony that Scott Pruitt cites the Clean Air Act success story to justify the Trump administration’s attacks on clean air and water safeguards

/ March 27, 2017

Peabody Energy Funding Climate Change Denial and Anti-Renewable Campaigns

Analysis of bankruptcy court documents reveals Peabody Energy funding climate denial that span trade associations, lobby groups, and industry front groups.

/ July 11, 2016

Duke Energy Shareholders Reject Proposal for Disclosure of Lobbying Activities and Expenditures

Sisters of two Catholic religious orders that own Duke Energy stock want full disclosure of lobbying activities, but the board and shareholders rejected the proposal.

/ May 5, 2016