All posts by Keriann Conroy

Governor Lombardo prioritizes gas, eroding Nevada’s climate plan

Governor Joe Lombardo has eroded Nevada’s robust climate plan, one year into his first term. From appointing a fossil fuel executive to head the Office of Energy to pulling the...

/ December 18, 2023

Maryland utilities lobbying against adoption of local electrification policies

Maryland utilities Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE) and Washington Gas wielded their influence over county officials in recent months in an attempt to halt the implementation of  local electrification policies,...

/ September 18, 2023

Southwest Gas increases its political contributions in Nevada ahead of the 2022 election

Southwest Gas ramped up its political giving in Nevada this election cycle, surpassing contribution levels for prior cycles in recent years. According to the most recent campaign finance reports, the...

/ November 4, 2022

Latest campaign reports show Arizona utilities funding GOP gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake

The political action committees for Southwest Gas and Pinnacle West, Arizona Public Service’s parent company, have maxed out their contribution limits to Kari Lake, Arizona’s Republican gubernatorial candidate, according to...

/ October 31, 2022

Utility front groups spending on disinformation advertising

The Energy and Policy Institute launched a new tracking tool that exposes up to $2.4 million in spending on advertising by 14 utility front groups in the last year.  Utilities...

/ September 23, 2022

Southwest Gas requesting another large rate increase in Arizona

Arizona customers will pay 11.5% more on their gas bill if the rate increase is approved

/ July 7, 2022

Southwest Gas connected to web of opposition targeting Nevada Assemblywoman

The gas utility and a front group look to unseat Assemblywoman who introduced climate legislation ahead of the June 14 primary

/ June 6, 2022

Southwest Gas launches a pro-fossil gas social media influencer campaign

Facing pressure from policies to electrify buildings away from gas use, Southwest Gas appears to have launched a pro-fossil gas marketing campaign with paid social media influencers. The TikTok, Instagram,...

/ April 25, 2022

Southwest Gas and NV Energy-funded groups advocate in favor of gas in Nevada’s “future of gas” docket 

Several groups calling on the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) for the continued use and expansion of fossil gas infrastructure in the state have ties to Southwest Gas and...

/ February 9, 2022

Southwest Gas aims to make customers pay for its American Gas Association membership dues

Southwest Gas Corporation is asking Nevada regulators to allow it to charge its customers in Nevada hundreds of thousands of dollars in dues to support the gas utility’s membership in...

/ December 15, 2021