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Edison Electric Institute's Anti-Solar, PR Spending Revealed

Gabe Elsner | Posted 01.22.2015 | Politics
Gabe Elsner

Most Americans already know that lobbying and influence play a big role in the legislative process, especially in Washington, D.C. However, a new report reveals that a large portion of trade association spending goes to PR firms and advertising.

Some Utilities Are Making it Cheaper to Drive Electric Cars

Gina Coplon-Newfield | Posted 01.11.2015 | Green
Gina Coplon-Newfield

Some utility companies are starting to encourage consumers to make the switch to plug-in electric vehicles (EVs).

Kate Sheppard

Utility Group Tries To Rally Black Caucus Against Solar Incentives

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– Representatives of an industry group representing electric companies met with staffers for members of the Congressional Black Caucus o...

Utility Trade Group Funds ALEC Attack on Americans Using Solar

Nick Surgey | Posted 09.29.2014 | Politics
Nick Surgey

As ALEC prepares to meet in Dallas this week, the Center for Media and Democracy has uncovered new evidence that Edison Electric Institute -- the trade association for the U.S. utility industry -- has been funding ALEC's legislative assault on solar energy.

Why and How Fossil Fuel and Utility Interests Are Attacking Clean Energy

Gabe Elsner | Posted 05.29.2014 | Green
Gabe Elsner

Why would Koch Industries and other fossil fuel interests want to make clean energy seem expensive? Because they have a financial interest in squashing that market.

Kate Sheppard

Industry Not So Good At Predicting Cost Of Pollution Controls: Study

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new report from the Center for American Progress examines some historical industry claims about how much new pollution regulations wou...

Utility Interests Push Protectionism in the State of Washington

Gabe Elsner | Posted 04.28.2014 | Green
Gabe Elsner

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) recently released a model resolution calling for the weakening of solar net metering policies that threaten the traditional utility industry business model.

The Campaign Against Net Metering: ALEC and Utility Interests' Next Attack on Clean Energy Surfaces in Arizona

Gabe Elsner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Gabe Elsner

On Thursday, the Arizona Corporate Commission (ACC), the state entity responsible for regulating utilities, voted to charge ratepayers a monthly fee of 70 cents per kilowatt of solar energy installed on their roof.

A MAJOR Win For Solar Energy

AP | BRIAN SKOLOFF | Posted 11.15.2013 | Green

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona regulators on Thursday voted to adopt a roughly $5 monthly fee for customers of the state's largest utility who install rooft...

Kate Sheppard

Why Solar Advocates Everywhere Should Be Paying Attention To Arizona's Energy Fight

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.14.2013 | Green

Utility commissioners in Arizona will decide the fate of rooftop solar incentives this week, in what has become the biggest fight over renewable energ...

The End of the Electric Utilities? The Industry Thinks So Too

Lewis Milford | Posted 09.25.2013 | Green
Lewis Milford

Even electric utility insiders seem to think this might happen, as solar, fuel cells, small wind, and other distributed forms of generation come on-line to displace big, centralized nuclear, gas and coal power plants.