If elected, Paul Newton will join a growing list of former Duke Energy employees who are serving in North Carolina government roles.
Recent investigations have revealed that some of the nation’s largest electric utilities, including the industry's trade association, have quietly funded UARG to sue President Obama's Clean Power Plan.
The Kochs’ funding of anti-EV politics should leave utilities reconsidering their funding of the Koch network. The rift may already be opening in the utility and Koch-funded American Legislative Exchange Council.
Florida's largest power companies have contributed nearly $20 million dollars to the Consumers for Smart Solar campaign, also called Amendment 1.
This relationship between a lobbyist for one of the nation’s largest utilities and an aggressive purveyor of attacks on climate science and policies warrants much deeper scrutiny than it has so far received.
A corporate rebrand won't rid Southern Company of its history of misinforming the public on climate change, or their forthcoming problems with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.