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

Louisiana State University Agricultural Center

Early in 2015, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center (AgCenter) released a booklet titled, “Solar Power for Your Home: A Consumer’s Guide.” EEI, the trade association for investor-owned utility companies in the U.S., paid LSU $49,701 to produce the report. Authored by...

/ January 21, 2016

University of Wisconsin Public Utility Institute

The Public Utility Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (WPUI) is another member-supported organization that is partially funded by “Sustaining Members,” which include the largest investor-owned utility companies operating in Wisconsin: Alliant Energy Madison Gas & Electric We Energies Wisconsin...

/ January 21, 2016

Harvard University Electricity Policy Group

The Harvard Electricity Policy Group (HEPG) is run by Ashley Brown, a former commissioner on the Ohio Public Utilities Commission, who has publicly criticized distributed renewable energy repeatedly for months while also providing expert testimony on behalf of utility companies...

/ January 21, 2016

Clean Power Plan Published – Here Is The Utility Industry’s Strategy To Overturn It

Utility companies including the industry's trade association, Edison Electric Institute, have worked to stop the rules and continue to fund organizations focused on overturning the rules.

/ October 22, 2015

Corporations Behind The Lawsuit Against The EPA

The coalition of lawyers suing the EPA is connected to some of the largest electric utility corporations in the country, and many want to remain hidden.

/ August 19, 2015

National Black Chamber of Commerce

The National Black Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) is a nonprofit organization “dedicated to the economic empowerment of African American communities.” The NBCC was founded by Harry Alford, who serves as the organization’s president and CEO; he is also a board...

/ July 28, 2015

Harvard Electricity Policy Group

The Harvard Electricity Policy Group (HEPG) is a utility-funded university institute that comments and provides research on the electricity sector. Ashley Brown is the Executive Director and previously served as a Commissioner of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio. Brown...

/ July 28, 2015

Wisconsin Net Metering Attacked

Last fall, three Wisconsin utility companies won the ability to increase fixed charges from the state utility commission, despite public outcry and a lack of precedent. The Wisconsin Public Service Commission (PSC) gave WeEnergies, Madison Gas & Electric, and the...

/ July 28, 2015

California Net Metering Attacks

At the end of 2014, the distributed generation capacity in California totaled 5,200 MW of capacity, with an additional 3,700 MW of authorized and pending power to come online shortly, according to the California Energy Commission. Generally, the distributed generation...

/ July 28, 2015