Tag: Dominion

Utility Corruption

FirstEnergy scandal is latest example of utility corruption, deceit

Utilities have deceived public officials and investors to grow profits, occasionally leading to criminal investigations and prosecution.

/ July 23, 2020
ACP path in Buckingham VA

Dominion Energy net-zero goal undercut by pipeline expansion, “renewable natural gas” offset scheme

The utility joins wave of peer companies setting new emissions targets - but stops short of meaningful fossil fuel curtailment.

/ February 13, 2020

Strings Attached: How utilities use charitable giving to influence politics and increase investor profits

Click to jump to the utility case studies. I. Introduction In the fall of 2017, a parade of paid actors, pretending to be concerned residents, lined up to offer public...

/ December 10, 2019

Strings Attached: How utilities use charitable giving to influence politics and increase investor profits

Download full report Dominion Energy Dominion is a utility company that serves more than 5 million utility and retail energy customers, providing electric service in Virginia and North Carolina and...

/ December 10, 2019

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
Virginia Capitol

Dominion Energy spent record-breaking sum in Virginia election to bolster embattled Republicans and legislative allies

Utility and its executives supported allies in both parties, but spent on Republicans in key battleground races

/ November 12, 2019
Dominion buys pipeline support at Supreme Court through GOP Attorneys General

Dominion buys pipeline support at Supreme Court through GOP Attorneys General

With a key Atlantic Coast Pipeline appeal before the Supreme Court, US Attorney General Barr and Republican state Attorneys General have intervened in Dominion's favor - while sharing close financial...

/ October 3, 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

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

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