2018 Political Map of the U.S. Governor Races

Analysis: How Electric Utilities and Their Executives Contributed in Nine Governor Races

Utilities Bet on Republicans in Some Close Races, Hedge in Others

/ November 2, 2018

NV Energy, casino operators who have fought renewable energy prefer Sisolak, Laxalt in governor’s race

Nevada’s primary electric utility company, NV Energy, has given to all of Nevada’s major 2018 gubernatorial candidates since 2014, but Democratic Clark County Commission Chairman Steve Sisolak is the only...

/ February 8, 2018

Poll: Americans support net metering and solar, despite utilities’ attacks

A new poll has again found majority support for net metering and increasing solar power among Americans from across the political spectrum, despite years of attacks from the utility industry....

/ September 7, 2017

While NV Energy decries rooftop solar “cost shift”, it is over-profiting from its customers by tens of millions

NV Energy continues to make dubious claims that rooftop solar would raise customers' bills. But the utility itself has over-profited from its customers by $180 million over the last five...

/ September 1, 2017

NYT Digs Into Utilities’ Efforts To Slow Down Rooftop Solar

Utilities will keep attacking rooftop solar, sometimes using customers' money to do it. But in the long run, they cannot win.

/ July 11, 2017
A Secure Nevada's Future Facebook against AB206

More hints of who’s behind anti-clean energy group in Nevada, but still no money trail

A lobbyist with a history of setting up corporate-funded dark money groups is behind a new effort to block an upgrade to a key Nevada renewable energy law.

/ May 31, 2017

Andy Tobin Pushes To Keep Open Dirtiest Coal Plant In The Western United States

The Najavo Generating Station is one of the oldest, dirtiest coal-fired power plants. It is also one of the country’s largest CO2 emitters.

/ February 13, 2017

First Episode of ‘Years of Living Dangerously’ Focuses on Solar Energy and Amendment 1 in Florida

'SNL' castmember Cecily Strong travels to Nevada and Florida to investigate the latest solar controversies between power companies and their customers.

/ October 28, 2016

Edison Electric Institute Elects New Leaders But Policymakers Are Unlikely To See Innovative Ideas

Nick Akins, president and CEO of American Electric Power, was announced as the elected chairman of the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) yesterday at the association’s annual meeting in New Orleans....

/ June 10, 2015

Clean Energy Think Tank Calls for Public Records Between Governor Sandoval and Utilities on Solar Energy

The Energy & Policy Institute submitted a public records request with the Nevada Executive Branch asking for correspondence regarding solar energy between Governor Brian Sandoval and NV Energy, the lobbying...

/ April 16, 2015