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POWER PLAY

Floodlight, NPR, the Orlando Sentinel and other media partners revealed how utilities paid a consulting group that infiltrated local news media, attacked clean energy foes and intimidated public officials.

The two stories below from December with NPR were finalists for the 2023 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting, were first place in the disinformation category at the 2023 Los Angeles Press Club / Southern California Journalism Awards, and won the 2024 Phillip D. Reed Environmental Writing Award.

Florida Power CEO implicated in scandals abruptly steps down

Florida Power CEO implicated in scandals abruptly steps down NPR January 2023

She was an ABC News producer. She also was a corporate operative

She was an ABC News producer. She also was a corporate operative NPR December 2022

In the Southeast, power company money flows to news sites that attack their critics

In the Southeast, power company money flows to news sites that attack their critics NPR December 2022

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A Florida power company didn’t like a journalist’s commentary. Its consultants had him followed Orlando Sentinel Florida Times-Union Guardian June 2022

Revealed: the Florida power company pushing legislation to slow rooftop solar

Revealed: the Florida power company pushing legislation to slow rooftop solar Miami Herald Guardian December 2021

Leaked: US power companies secretly spending millions to protect profits and fight clean energy

Leaked: US power companies secretly spending millions to protect profits and fight clean energy Orlando Sentinel Guardian July 2022

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