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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...

EWG applauds coal miners union push for just transition to clean energy

The nation’s biggest coal mining union announced its support Monday for federal legislation and policies that shift the U.S. from fossil fuels to renewable energy, while also including job training...

Watchdog group calls on Duke Energy to embrace fairness and justice for low-income communities

A coalition of public interest, environmental and economic justice organizations are demanding that Duke Energy, which has more customers than any other investor-owned electric utility, reverse years...

Biden’s first budget: Billions for clean energy, environment and public health

President Biden’s first budget proposal marks a dramatic shift in priorities away from the Trump administration, proposing billions for critical environmental, public health and clean energy programs...

To reach ‘net zero,’ Duke Energy doubles down on gas and nukes

Flying in the face of the nation’s urgent need to transition rapidly to clean and safe energy, Duke Energy is doubling down on plans to invest billions of dollars in natural gas plants and nuclear...

Biden Throws Support Behind Commercial Offshore Wind Power Program

The Biden administration today committed to backing offshore wind projects along the Atlantic Seaboard that by 2030 will generate enough electricity to power 10 million homes for a year, will have...

Clean Energy Jobs: Senate Bill Would Help Coal Country and Automakers Transition to the Green Economy

Two senators from states where workers face tectonic shifts in employment prospects as their industries rapidly transition to clean energy are teaming up on legislation to help create well-paid jobs...

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