Tag: NextEra Energy
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.
Southern Company and American Electric Power pledge to reduce emissions, but still support coal lobby group
Investors are calling on major companies to align their climate lobbying efforts with the Paris Agreement
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.
“They acted like thugs,” said former Florida Public Service Commission Chairman Nancy Argenziano of NextEra, “and growing up in Brooklyn, I know what a thug is.” History of NextEra complaints,...
What Andrew Gillum vs Ron DeSantis Means for Clean Energy
On Aug 28th, 2018 Andrew Gillum (D) and Ron DeSantis (R) both shocked the political establishment by winning their respective primaries in the race to be the next Florida Governor....
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...
Southern Company’s Big Bets Lead to Loss of Gulf Power
On May 21st, Southern Company decided to part ways with its almost 100- year-old subsidiary, Gulf Power, due in large part to failed bets the company made on its scuttled...
Utility Industry Contributing Millions to National Political Party Groups
Over $3 million in contributions to certain IRS 527 political organizations in 2017. More than $36 million over the past decade.
NextEra CEO Jim Robo envisions a renewable future, but his subsidiary FPL remains addicted to gas
Jim Robo, the CEO of NextEra Energy, made news last month during his company’s annual earnings call when he said, “By early in the next decade, as further cost declines...
Electric utilities working with oil and gas companies on ‘advocacy’ efforts to counter environmentalists
The electric utility industry, through its trade association the Edison Electric Institute, has begun working with three other fossil fuel groups to push back against organizations that oppose increased natural...