Tag: Consumers Energy

A PG&E smart meter. Utilities are unevenly applying late fees and reconnecting customers who had been disconnected before pandemic crisis

Caught in patchwork of policies and pledges, some utility customers may still be awaiting electricity restoration or racking up fees

A mosaic of state policies and voluntary pledges has meant that the effects of missing a utility payment are playing out unevenly across the country.

/ April 14, 2020

LIVE: Utilities that have and have not suspended disconnects amid COVID-19

EPI is tracking which utilities are suspending disconnections during the coronavirus outbreak, as well as regulators that are mandating suspensions.

/ March 13, 2020
Electric Utilities Political Machine

How Market Power Gives Electric Utilities Political Power

John Farrell from the Institute for Local Self Reliance (ILSR) explains how utilities use political power to block the transition to renewable energy in this guest post.

/ November 26, 2019
Duke Energy's Sutton Gas Plant

Utility Carbon Targets Reflect Decarbonization Slowdown In Crucial Next Decade

Many of the nation's largest utilities are planning to slow down their efforts to decarbonize, according to the companies' own goals.

/ June 25, 2019

Global Climate Coalition documents reveal the electric utility industry’s role in notorious climate denial campaign

Electric utilities played a prominent role in the Global Climate Coalition, an industry group that worked for over a decade to sow doubt about climate change and block efforts to...

/ May 1, 2019
Dominion Energy's new carbon goals will mean a slowdown in the pace of its decarbonization

Dominion Energy’s new carbon reduction goal will mean slowdown in emissions reduction pace

Dominion's pitch to climate-conscious investors may have a problem.

/ April 25, 2019

DTE Energy aims to continue its gas buildout as it proposes to leave coal by 2040

DTE Energy announced a plan to retire its coal-fired power plants by 2040 on Friday, but the utility is preserving the option to build more gas-burning power plants while the...

/ April 2, 2019

Citizens for Energizing Michigan’s Economy

Citizens for Energizing Michigan’s Economy is a Consumers Energy-funded 501(c)(4) organization that spends hundreds of thousands of dollars on television and radio issue advertisements that praises state candidates ahead of...

/ January 10, 2019

What The Public Learned From The Utility Industry In 2018

Deceit, money in politics, astroturfing: 12 revelations from the electric utility industry

/ December 13, 2018