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"The Most Corrupt Politician in DC?"

Pete Tucker | Posted 06.17.2016 | DC
Pete Tucker

In other states officials go to jail for serious conflicts of interest. In D.C. Jack Evans is cruising unopposed to reelection.

Some Go to Jail - Not Jack Evans

Pete Tucker | Posted 06.06.2016 | DC
Pete Tucker

In New York, two top legislators will soon be reporting to prison. Virginia's former governor is trying to avoid two years behind bars. Meanwhile in D...

Utilities Exert Influence Through Universities to Sway Regulatory and Political Debate

Gabe Elsner | Posted 01.21.2016 | Green
Gabe Elsner

Through university courses, conferences, and reports facilitated by academic staff, the utility industry and its trade association, the Edison Electric Institute, have boosted lobbying efforts targeting state government officials and decision makers.

Exelon's Nuclear Oops: Washington D.C. Resists Pepco Merger

Connor Gibson | Posted 05.06.2016 | Green
Connor Gibson

Exelon's ultimate goal: Force Pepco's customers, including the people of Washington, D.C., to subsidize Exelon's expensive nuclear power plants in other states. D.C. residents have until May 26 to submit comments to the Public Service Commission.

The Exelon-Pepco Merger & Exelon's History of Anti-Clean Energy Lobbying

Gabe Elsner | Posted 06.29.2015 | Green
Gabe Elsner

Exelon has a long history of using political influence to oppose the deployment of renewable energy. Exelon’s political operations may impact the co...

How Grassroots Activists in D.C. Are Taking on a Corporate Titan -- And Winning

Joan Shipps | Posted 06.13.2015 | DC
Joan Shipps

On the regulatory side of things, most -- but not all -- of the required governmental bodies have decided the Exelon Pepco merger is good with them. But there are some hold outs. Public Service Commissions in Maryland and the District of Columbia are still weighing the merits of the transaction.

Oh No, Here Comes Derecho 2.0?

Posted 06.13.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- D.C. residents may want to stock up on water and batteries. The area is expected to be hit by the tail end of a series of storms that ma...

Man Receives Outrageous Utility Bill

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.16.2012 | Money

Everyone complains about high utility bills, but one Maryland man went a lot further to protest an outrageous tab. Ira Ludwick, a hair stylist from...

Newt's Apocalyptic Story Of D.C. Power Outages

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 08.01.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Some young conservatives heard an apocalyptic warning Tuesday morning from former House Speaker Newt Gingrich when the conservative Repu...

Goodwill Pop-Up Shop To Pop Up Downtown

The Huffington Post | Eliza LaJoie | Posted 07.31.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- An odd melding of hipsters, an often-despised energy company and a good cause will come together downtown this week. Goodwill hopes t...

A Father's Lesson In Energy Dependence

Jigar Shah | Posted 07.12.2012 | Green
Jigar Shah

Perhaps when thinking about living green, Mr. Moore could have also explained to his children that there are more than a billion people on the planet with no electricity. They are in places like Africa where there is no grid.

Utilities Will Bill Customers For Lost Revenue From Storm

Posted 07.11.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Power customers in Maryland will likely be fuming when they learn that electric utilities Pepco and BGE will be recouping lost revenue f...

The Bad Attitude Guide to Surviving Epic Power Failures

Monica Gallagher Sakala | Posted 09.09.2012 | DC
Monica Gallagher Sakala

Seeing as how it's just early July and we have several bad t-storms likely headed our way between now and early fall, I offer you my survival guide for the next time.

Dan Froomkin

Power Plays Preceded Storm's Power Outages | Dan Froomkin | Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the wake of Friday night's freak storm, people in the nation's capital aren't talking about power as a metaphor. They're talking abou...

200,000-Plus Pepco Customers Still Without Power In D.C. Area (UPDATED)

Posted 07.02.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Pepco reports on Twitter that power has been restored to "about half" of the "more than 440,000 customers who lost power as a result of ...

Is Pepco Spending Your Tax Dollars Lobbying to Increase Rates for Its Shoddy Services?

Suzanne Merkelson | Posted 09.01.2012 | DC
Suzanne Merkelson

D.C. area politicians, like customers, are fuming at the utility company. Yet, Pepco, like so many other major corporations, is guilty of exchanging money for power for even more money.

New LED Lights To Brighten National Mall

The Huffington Post | Megan Arellano | Posted 03.27.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- While Congress may be trying to dim the federal incandescent bulb ban, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is getting ready to brighten up th...

Report: Pepco Spends More Money On Lobbying Than On Taxes

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 01.19.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Pepco is not only the most hated company in America. According to a new report, the D.C.-area electric utility is also one of the "Dirty...

Tax Loophole Users, Companies with Negative Tax Rates, Exacerbating US Income Inequality

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 01.16.2012 | Business
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

The fact that companies are paying no taxes when America's working families are still struggling to winter what Fed Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke continues to recognize as a failed or failing recovery is a prime example of what is exacerbating income inequality in America.

Electrical Problems Mean Slow Go On Orange Line; No 8-Car Trains

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.26.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Electrical problems involving Pepco and two Metro traction substations are leading to slow travel along the Orange Line. The transit age...

Joy Resmovits

Mayor Gray: D.C. 'Ready For Virtually Any Eventuality' | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.27.2011 | Green

Washington, D.C., is bracing as Hurricane Irene reaches the nation's capital. Mayor Vincent Gray told reporters on a 9:15 p.m. conference call tha...

Tom Zeller Jr.

Hurricane Irene Causes Widespread Power Outages | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 10.27.2011 | Green

Hurricane Irene has already left nearly 1 million East Coast electricity customers without power -- long before the storm is due to hit some of the mo...