utility companies

Following legal scandal, Ohio utility companies try to raise costs — again

BY: - July 11, 2023

Ohio utility companies are at it again — trying to get ratepayers to fund their ventures with little oversight. However, the latest attempt was foiled by Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine. Summer sun brought in major spikes in utility costs, but so did the state’s approval of distributors’ requests to raise charges. “Folks paying their electric bills right […]

Power companies quietly pushed $215 million into U.S. politics via dark money groups

BY: - June 16, 2023

This story was produced through collaboration between Floodlight and The Guardian. U.S. power companies have made political donations of at least $215 million to dark money groups in recent years, according to a new analysis of 25 for-profit utilities, amid growing concerns around how they wield influence. Such secretive donations to barely regulated non-profit groups, […]