Utility directed large, repeat contributions to legislators
Virginia budget amendments may allow Dominion Energy to pass COVID debt forgiveness costs on to ratepayers later
Advanced by House and Senate appropriators who have accepted over $2 million from the utility, amendments quash proposal to use $320 million in Dominion over-earnings to forgive ratepayers’ arrears during...
Attack led by Florida legislator who has accepted over $20,000 from utilities in political contributions
Thousands remain without electricity, gas, or water during 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.
Energy companies in U.S. Chamber silent as Chamber opposed use of Defense Production Act to produce medical supplies for COVID-19
But some energy companies in the Chamber have lobbied for using the DPA to bail out struggling coal plants instead
EPI is tracking the states that have binding protections against electricity disconnections and when the protections expire.