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Environmental, health, auto groups urge Toyota to stop opposing Biden’s push for more electric vehicles

A coalition of more than a dozen environmental, public interest and auto industry groups is urging Toyota to stop opposing critical efforts in Congress that would advance the Biden administration’s...

Since June, PG&E has sought more than $5.3B from ratepayers, with few benefits for customers

In less than three months, Pacific Gas & Electric, or PG&E, has filed a host of petitions with California regulators seeking to put ratepayers on the hook for giving the company more than $5.3 billion...

PG&E asks California for $201 million profit hike, benefiting directors – but wildfire victims stay unpaid

While Californians focus on freeing their economy from the grip of a gruesome pandemic and pushing through another season of devastating wildfires and power blackouts, the leadership of Pacific Gas &...

EWG applauds Biden’s ambitious goal for solar to produce almost 50 percent of U.S. electricity by 2050

President Joe Biden’s ambitious plan for the U.S. to produce almost 50 percent of its electricity from solar by 2050 is achievable and vital to stave off the worst impacts of the climate crisis, said...

As Dixie Fire rages, PG&E asks California regulators for $201 million in extra profit at ratepayers’ expense

Pacific Gas & Electric, or PG&E, is asking California regulators to give it $201 million in extra profit at ratepayers’ expense. This would ease the reviled utility’s $13.5 billion debt to wildfire...

California Energy Commission advances solar mandate for new commercial buildings

The California Energy Commission on Wednesday voted for a measure to require all new commercial buildings, high-rise residential units, hotels, schools and other structures in the state to include...

PG&E admits it may have started another wildfire

Pacific Gas and Electric told state utility regulators a damaged fuse box from a power line might be responsible for starting the large Dixie Fire currently ablaze in the Sierra Nevada mountains...

As Duke Energy-backed bill seeking rate hikes advances, utility hands out dividend increases for shareholders

Duke Energy’s board of directors has approved a 2.1 percent hike in its quarterly cash dividend for shareholders, even as the investor-owned utility and Republican lawmakers in North Carolina push to...

Op-ed: EWG calls on California regulators to protect rooftop solar from attack by PG&E, other utilities

In an op-ed published in the San Francisco Chronicle on Saturday, July 3, Environmental Working Group President and long-time Bay Area resident Ken Cook urged state regulators to save California’s...

PG&E wants customers to pay $3.6 billion more a year for wildfire safety

Pacific Gas and Electric, or PG&E, on Wednesday asked state regulators to approve a $3.6 billion rate hike on its roughly 16 million customers to fund measures aimed at reducing deadly wildfires like...

Duke Energy seeks license renewal for its oldest nuclear power plant, vulnerable to damage from nearby dam

Duke Energy has asked federal regulators to renew a 20-year operating license for the utility’s oldest nuclear power plant, which is uniquely vulnerable to potentially catastrophic damage because of...

EWG enters fight for rooftop solar in California, calling for monopoly utilities to serve ratepayers, not Wall St. investors

The monopoly business model of California’s electric utilities should be scrapped for a new model that would provide affordable access to rooftop solar for all residents, the Environmental Working...

Duke Energy-backed energy bill in N.C. would increase fossil fuels, punish ratepayers

An environmentally and economically damaging power bill crafted behind closed doors by Duke Energy and North Carolina state lawmakers is now public, drawing swift condemnation from environmentalists...

Duke Energy, other utilities race to secure weaker Trump coal ash wastewater permit limits

Duke Energy and other electric utilities are rushing to take advantage of a Trump Environmental Protection Agency rule that relaxed restrictions for coal-fired power plants’ disposal of toxic coal ash...

Duke Energy-backed group deploys attack ad campaign against electricity competition proposal in North Carolina

A shadowy political committee funded entirely by Duke Energy has launched a deceptive campaign to pressure North Carolina lawmakers to oppose legislation that could pave the way for lower monthly...

EWG: Biden budget proposal prioritizes environment, public health and clean energy

The proposed $6 trillion FY-2022 federal budget released today by President Biden would provide much-needed investments in safe drinking water, clean air and environmental justice, as well as...

Duke Energy CEO: Savings from Trump tax cuts ‘flowed right to customers’

The head of Duke Energy recently suggested the monopoly utility generously passed along to customers the savings it received under the Trump corporate tax cut.

Watchdog coalition to hold hearing on Duke Energy’s dismal record confronting the climate emergency

The Duke Energy Accountability Coalition’s People’s Commission will convene its second hearing on May 4 to shine a light on Duke’s policies and practices that resist clean energy solutions and rely...

Biden EPA moves to reverse Trump-era rollback of California’s strict tailpipe emissions standards

The Biden administration is moving toward again allowing California to set tighter auto tailpipe standards, reversing the Trump administration’s long battle with the state over its efforts to reduce...

EWG and EnergySage team up to help Americans go solar

With solar power more affordable and accessible than ever before, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) and EnergySage are joining forces to help Americans learn about and save with solar. The new...
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