Power Play: Florida’s Big Power Companies Maintain Grip on State Capitol

Sarah Gilliam | May 15, 2018

Political Contribution and Lobbying Dollars Result in Policies Harmful to Consumers

Contact: Jennifer Rennicks, SACE, 865-235-1448, Jennifer@cleanenergy.org

 

Tallahassee, Fla., (May 15, 2018) -Tomorrow, May 16, a new report entitled 2018 Power Play Redux: Political Influence of Florida’s Top Energy Corporations authored by Integrity Florida will reveal how Florida’s four investor owned utilities’ political spending on state level candidates, political parties, and political committees grew to more than $43 million in the 2014 and 2016 political cycles.

2018 Power Play Redux is an update of Integrity Florida’s 2014 Power Play report.The political spending highlighted in the forthcoming report continues to lead to a policy environment that negatively impact customers. This report will be a helpful reference to reporters covering the upcoming primary and general election seasons.

A tele-press conference will be held tomorrow to discuss the report’s key findings and recommended policy options, and to provide information on contributions to date in the current 2018 election cycle.

When: Wednesday, May 16 at 11:00 ET a.m.

Who:

  • Ben Wilcox, Integrity Florida
  • Susan Glickman, Florida Director, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
  • George Cavros, Florida Energy Policy Attorney, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy

Where: Dial in Number – 727-258-5789 PIN: 97609

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About Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
Founded in 1985, the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy is a nonprofit organization that promotes responsible energy choices that work to address the impacts of global climate change and ensure clean, safe, and healthy communities throughout the Southeast. Learn more at www.cleanenergy.org.