Tag: solar

Duke Energy's gas investments lead it to muddled statements on the emissions impacts of solar energy.

Duke Energy’s Allegiance to Gas Leads to Muddled Statements on Solar Emissions Impacts

Duke Energy peddles, then recants the myth that solar increases pollution. Gas investments may be driving its muddled stance.

/ August 21, 2019

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...

/ February 26, 2018

How Central Maine Power killed a popular pro-rooftop solar bill

Central Maine Power used its money and political influence to kill a pro-rooftop solar bill that was supported by a majority of state legislators, with the help of Governor Paul...

/ August 21, 2017

Tucson Electric Power: Ignoring Water, Climate Change Risks

Tucson Electric Power is investing in new natural gas and old coal rather than distributed and utility-scale solar, heightening the region's water risks.

/ June 16, 2017

Despite record solar+storage deal, TEP still plans more gas, underwhelming solar growth

Tucson is awash in sunshine, but TEP’s future plans indicate that it will continue running very old coal plants, and increasing its use of natural gas far more than solar.

/ May 31, 2017

Arizona Commissioner To APS: Why Invest In So Much Gas?

Arizona Corporation Commissioner Andy Tobin asked monopoly utility APS why it plans to invest in so much natural gas, and so little solar energy and energy storage, over the next...

/ January 18, 2017

Donald Trump’s renewable energy and global warming Tweets

Donald Trump has posted more than 100 Tweets attacking wind and solar power. He has also suggested that global warming is a hoax manufactured by the Chinese.

/ November 17, 2016

Duke Energy says it supports solar, despite backing Amendment 1. We fact-check.

Duke Energy says it both supports solar energy, and the deceptive anti-solar Amendment 1 in Florida. But the facts show that Duke has no plans to significantly grow its own...

/ November 7, 2016

What’s next for solar in Florida after the Amendment 1 results?

How Florida votes on Election Day will determine whether Amendment 1 results in success for the utilities that have spent $20+ million backing this ‘deceptive’ attack on rooftop solar, or...

/ November 7, 2016

Florida utilities silent amidst controversy over anti-solar Amendment 1

Deceptive Amendment 1 strategy defies utilities’ codes of conduct

/ October 24, 2016