North Dakota has spent millions on a coal industry campaign targeting 100% clean energy legislation in Minnesota
A North Dakota coal industry front group, the Lignite Energy Council, has jumped state lines to wage a campaign to weaken a bill in Minnesota that would require the state’s...
Carbon Capture Coalition lobbied to weaken guardrails for expanded carbon capture subsidy
The Inflation Reduction Act includes a major increase of the tax credits that subsidize carbon capture projects, as well as changes that weakened a key guardrail that was included in...
Do major investors support American Electric Power’s lobbying against President Biden’s clean energy plan?
Despite publicly pledging to support efforts to limit global warming emissions, asset managers are silent while utilities lobby against climate legislation
Colorado regulators reject coal front group’s attempt to intervene in Xcel Energy resource plan
The Colorado Public Utilities Commission has rejected a coal industry front group’s efforts to intervene in Xcel Energy’s resource plan, after the Colorado Office of Consumer Counsel and Colorado Energy...
Major co-op supports Biden coal debt relief proposal that NRECA has sought to undermine
The Biden administration, rural advocacy and environmental groups, and one of the largest cooperative power suppliers in the country are discussing proposals that could help electric cooperatives transition from coal...
Orlando utility could vote today on new “net zero” plan amid concerns over continued fossil fuel use and low energy efficiency goals
Update: The OUC Board voted unanimously to approve the EIRP in its current form at its meeting on December 8. The Orlando Utilities Commission is set to discuss and potentially...
Murray Energy’s war on clean energy in Ohio
Murray Energy lobbied on a bill to roll back renewable energy "mandates" in Ohio, while it fought for government intervention to bail out coal-fired power plants.
FirstEnergy floods FERC with ghostwritten comments seeking bailouts for its coal and nuclear power plants
FirstEnergy is behind hundreds of pages of largely ghostwritten comments seeking bailouts for the utility’s failing coal and nuclear power plants that were submitted to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission...
Philip Moeller and EEI rejected “unquantifiable benefits” of solar, but loves them for coal and nuclear
The Edison Electric Institute's Phil Moeller is advocating for Rick Perry's plan to pay coal and nuclear plants for their external benefits. For rooftop solar, he's argued for the opposite.
Tucson Electric Power: Ignoring Water, Climate Change Risks
Tucson Electric Power is investing in new natural gas and old coal rather than distributed and utility-scale solar, heightening the region's water risks.