Tag: firstenergy solutions

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

Download full report FirstEnergy FirstEnergy Corporation’s regulated electric distribution companies provide service to 6 million customers in Maryland, Ohio, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. FirstEnergy Solutions, a bankrupt subsidiary,...

/ December 10, 2019

FirstEnergy drafted testimony for pro-bailout county, school officials in Ohio

FirstEnergy provided draft testimony to county and school officials who testified in support of enacting House Bill 6, Ohio’s controversial new law that bails out coal and nuclear power plants...

/ October 21, 2019

FirstEnergy Solutions lobbyists behind campaign to remove names from House Bill 6 petition

Last updated on October 3 with some additional information about Protect Ohio Clean Energy Jobs, a new political action committee that recently designated a lobbyist for FirstEnergy Solutions as its...

/ October 1, 2019

Who’s behind Ohioans for Energy Security’s ad campaign to scare voters?

Ohioans for Energy Security, a new entity blanketing Ohio with a wave of television ads defending the bailout of FirstEnergy Solutions, is brought to you by the same people who...

/ August 28, 2019

FirstEnergy’s Wall Street investors lobbied for bailout bill in Ohio

A lobbyist for the FirstEnergy Solutions Bondholder Group helped organize a community meeting where the utility’s CEO revealed how a “Clean Air” bill designed to subsidize its nuclear plants in...

/ August 26, 2019

Utilities gave $320K to Ohio House members who voted for bailout bill

Members of the Ohio House who voted in favor of a bill to bail out uncompetitive coal and nuclear power plants received over $320,000 in campaign money from four utilities...

/ June 26, 2019

Anti-wind activist who backed nuclear bailout bill tied to FirstEnergy

An anti-wind power activist who testified in support of a bill to bail out FirstEnergy Solutions’ nuclear power plants in Ohio did not disclose that he’s worked for the same...

/ May 28, 2019

FirstEnergy lobbyists behind testimony supporting bailout bill in Ohio

A lobbying firm paid by FirstEnergy Solutions appears to have played a role in writing the testimony given this week by multiple supporters of a bill to bail out the...

/ May 17, 2019

Bankrupt FirstEnergy Solutions spends millions on bailout campaigns in Ohio and Pennsylvania

Updated on July 22, 2019 with the latest available information on spending on outside lobbying and communications by FirstEnergy Solutions. Bankruptcy documents reveal that FirstEnergy Solutions has spent millions of...

/ April 11, 2019

Samuel Randazzo: PUCO candidate is an opponent of renewable energy

Update: This article was updated on January 31, 2019, with information from the cover letter and resume Samuel Randazzo filed with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio and the latest...

/ January 28, 2019