RePower Madison Challenges Old Electric Monopoly Model

Date: 28 Oct 2016 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

An unconventional approach to grassroots organizing in Wisconsin’s capital city has in recent years tipped incumbent utility Madison Gas & Electric (MGE) toward policies that favor consumers and renewables, a distinct shift in a state held back for years by entrenched monopolies with outdated business plans. This is part of a series released in October 2016 … Read More

Big Utility’s Two-Faced Talk on Low-Carbon Energy [infographic]

Date: 25 Oct 2013 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

What happens when a monopoly utility sees a threat to their business model? A lot of two-faced talking to regulators about the best carbon-free energy sources. Read here for more background.     Like what you see?  Get a weekly email on Democratic Energy, or follow us on Twitter:

How Chain Stores Evade Paying State Taxes. . .And What to do About It

Date: 1 Jul 2003 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Many retail chains, including Victoria’s Secret and Toys "R" Us, earn profits at stores nationwide, but have developed an accounting scheme to evade paying their full-share of corporate income taxes in more than half the states. Tax experts believe the practice is costing states billions of dollars in lost revenue. It is likely one factor behind the decline in state corporate income tax receipts. … Read More