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More rampant gas price gouging: Exxon reaps obscene $56 billion profit for 2022 on backs of hard-working Americans

ExxonMobil posted record windfall profits in 2022 of $56 billion, according to the oil giant’s fourth-quarter earnings report, released Tuesday. Hard-working Americans getting fleeced at the gas pump...

Gas gouging payday: Chevron announces record $35.5 billion profits for 2022

On Friday, California-based Chevron announced it made nearly $36 billion in record profits in 2022, more than double what the oil giant made the previous year.

NRC refuses PG&E request to resume review of Diablo Canyon nuclear plant extension

On Tuesday, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s technical staff refused a request by Pacific Gas & Electric, or PG&E, to resume reviewing a 2009 license renewal application for the aging Diablo...

By 2024, one-fourth of U.S. electricity will come from renewables: EIA

Electricity generation in the U.S. will cross a critical threshold some time this year or next, according to new government projections: One-fourth of the supply will start coming from solar, wind and...

Despite record $200 billion profit, Big Oil fights windfall taxes and fair gas price plan

The world’s largest oil companies raked in roughly $200 billion in global profits in 2022 and will likely be flush with similar returns this year, even as they fight talk of a windfall profits tax and...

EWG urges California legislature to approve bill tackling Big Oil’s gas price ripoff gouging hard-working people at the pump

The Environmental Working Group is urging California’s legislature to approve Gov. Gavin Newsom’s plan to end gas price gouging, saying it will send a message to the oil industry that its days of...

Environmental groups blow the whistle on state/PG&E illegal scheme to keep Diablo Canyon operating past license expiration dates

Today, San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace (SLOMFP), Friends of the Earth (FOE), and Environmental Working Group (EWG) filed a petition asserting that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) does not...

PG&E reports nuclear reactor welding leak at Diablo Canyon facility

Pacific Gas & Electric found damage to part of a reactor cooling system at the aging Diablo Canyon nuclear plant in California, but it hasn’t yet answered key questions about the extent of the problem...

SHOCKER: Big Oil caught lying to voters in signature drive to reverse drilling ban near schools, homes

People being paid to gather signatures for a California referendum to reverse a state law banning drilling near schools, homes and hospitals are using lies to lure unsuspecting residents to sign the...

PG&E asks California regulators to ‘recover’ $1.36B from ratepayers for cost of utility’s wildfires

Just days after Pacific Gas & Electric persuaded California regulators to back a calamitous plan that will tank the state’s popular rooftop solar program, the reviled utility is asking the same...

Clean energy advocates urge N.C. regulators to reject Duke’s proposed rooftop solar policy changes

North Carolina regulators must reject a Duke Energy plan to impose new fees and onerous requirements on residential solar customers, says a coalition of advocacy groups. They say the plan ignores a...

California regulators’ vote to quash rooftop solar undermines Gov. Newsom’s climate goals

Golden State regulators have released their final proposed decision, the state’s monopoly utilities which will quash its wildly successful rooftop solar program. The plan will hobble solar’s growth by...

PG&E lays off scores of fire safety workers, despite horrendous wildfire record

Pacific Gas & Electric has laid off at least 800 contract employees over the past few weeks, including many responsible for helping prevent wildfires. The layoffs come despite PG&E’s long history of...

NRC would 'violate federal law' by fast-tracking PG&E bid to extend Diablo Canyon nuclear plant, groups say

On December 6, in their second letter to the Commissioners of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) within the space of three weeks, four environmental organizations once again put the NRC on...

EWG urges California to drop half-baked attack on future of home solar program

The Environmental Working Group filed comments urging California regulators to drop a harebrained proposal to wreck the state’s popular rooftop solar policy. The program gives working- and middle...

EWG applauds Gov. Newsom’s plan to make big oil pay for gouging Californians at the pump

The Environmental Working Group applauds California Gov. Gavin Newsom and state Legislature members for making good on their promise to penalize big oil companies for rampant price gouging at the pump...

California’s latest rooftop solar proposal favors monopoly utilities over the competition – their customers

California regulators today proposed changing the state’s popular rooftop solar program largely to benefit monopoly utilities like Pacific Gas & Electric, making it more expensive for working- and...

California’s middle-income residents outpace wealthy in rooftop solar installations in 2021

Middle-income and working-class Californians represented by far the largest block of the million-plus households in the state that installed rooftop solar in 2021, according to a new Lawrence Berkeley...

PG&E asks federal regulators to extend life of aging, dangerous Diablo Canyon nuclear plant

Pacific Gas & Electric is formally asking the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission to extend the life of California’s only remaining nuclear power plant – the dangerous, aging and costly Diablo...

Biden should urge ‘windfall profit tax’ on big oil companies fleecing Americans at the gas pump

President Joe Biden in remarks today attacked oil industry giants for reaping record profits but not lowering prices that are battering U.S. consumers’ pocketbooks – and he should go a step further...
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