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Dishonest Dominion Energy Polling Shows Company “On the Defensive Against…Groundswell of Public Support for the Right to Buy Cleaner and Less Expensive Energy”

Poll questions called "deeply questionable" and "absurd"

The following statement is from Tom Cormons, executive director of Appalachian Voices (“Founded in 1997, Appalachian Voices brings people together to protect the land, air, and water of Central and Southern Appalachia and advance a just transition to a generative and equitable clean energy economy) regarding new polling by Dominion Energy (according to PV Magazine).
The polling, which absurdly/falsely claims that “ratepayer bills will go up $100 per month if corporations are allowed to procure their own renewable,” is described by PV Magazine as messaging “that would help a utility both fend off both retail electricity suppliers and maintain its monopoly.” PV Magazine adds that the messaging is also  “deeply questionable” and “absurd.” Par for the course for Dominion Energy, sad to say.

“There’s a lot at stake for those who get a cut of monopolies’ exorbitant profits, from utility executives to politicians cashing campaign checks. Whether it’s a utility’s spin department or political operatives behind these calls, this kind of message testing shows they’re on the defensive against the groundswell of public support for the right to buy cleaner and less expensive energy.”  

P.S. Note that Dominion Energy often lies. For instance, see the following, which is just a small sampling of Dominion’s dishonesty…

P.P.S. Just received another statement…from Adrian Moore, Vice President of Policy for Reason Foundation, a libertarian think tank and a member organization of the Virginia Energy Reform Coalition (VERC).

“This message testing by the monopoly speaks volumes. They know positive messages about who they are and what they do for customers no longer works, so in desperation they are looking for attack messages that will confuse consumers. Every Virginia consumer knows having more control and more choice is better, but apparently that won’t stop the monopoly from trying to trick them into thinking it is a negative.”


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