What The Public Learned From The Utility Industry In 2018

Deceit, money in politics, astroturfing: 12 revelations from the electric utility industry

/ December 13, 2018
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

Bill Wehrum: A top Trump official at EPA delivers for former utility industry clients

Update for September 18, 2018: As first reported today by E&E News, EPA’s Bill Wehrum has filed a recusal letter that names former clients, including the Utility Air Regulatory Group, Dominion Energy...

/ September 18, 2018

Price Tag For Plant Vogtle Jumps Higher, Total Project Now at $27.3 Billion

As Georgia Power announced a $2.3 billion increase to the estimated cost to finish the nuclear plant, Southern Company disclosed an additional $100 million in new financing costs in a...

/ August 23, 2018

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...

/ July 30, 2018

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.

/ February 26, 2018

Stan Wise may be gift-wrapping an early Christmas present for Georgia Power at customers’ expense

In an apparent gift to Georgia Power, Public Service Commission Chairman Stan Wise unilaterally decided to speed up the timeline for a decision about whether the monopoly utility could continue...

/ December 12, 2017

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...

/ November 7, 2017

Candidate for Florida Governorship Pledges To Stop Accepting Utility Contributions

“It’s time the utilities stop spending money on political candidates and instead protect the residents of this state." - Senator Jack Latvala

/ October 31, 2017

Coal and utility interests ask for, receive, bailouts to help failing power plants

"You can’t see the gas lines. You can’t see wind. You can’t see solar. So maybe we need to talk about having a requirement for power plants in order to...

/ October 2, 2017