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Utilities Pay Up

For release Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Dear partners: Thank you for helping us spread the word about the Institute for Policy Studies’s newest report, “Utilities Pay Up”. Please use the hashtag #UtilitiesPayUp when sharing with your community. 

You can find the executive summary and full report on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 here.

Twitter:

Here’s why the utilities industry pays the lowest federal tax rate of any business sector: http://www.ips-dc.org/utilities-pay-up/ #UtilitiesPayUp

23 utilities companies paid no federal taxes in 2015, taking $11.5 billion in tax breaks instead: http://www.ips-dc.org/utilities-pay-up/ #UtilitiesPayUp

Report: @SouthernCompany opposes #CleanPowerPlan yet reaped $210 million in tax refunds in 2015: http://www.ips-dc.org/utilities-pay-up/ #UtilitiesPayUp

Utilities: Support sustainable jobs rather than oppose #CleanPowerPlan! http://www.ips-dc.org/utilities-pay-up/ #UtilitiesPayUp [ATTACH Utilities Pay Up – Graphic 1]

Utilities companies are even better at tax-dodging than multinationals http://www.ips-dc.org/utilities-pay-up/ #UtilitiesPayUp [ATTACH Utilities Pay Up – Graphic 2]

Fair taxation could force tax-dodging companies to help low-income families http://www.ips-dc.org/utilities-pay-up/ #UtilitiesPayUp [ATTACH Utilities Pay Up – Graphic 3]

Low-income families spend staggering 15% of their income on energy costs. #UtilitiesPayUp http://www.ips-dc.org/utilities-pay-up/ [ATTACH Utilities Pay Up – Graphic 4]

Facebook:

Breaking: 23 utilities companies paid no effective federal tax rate in 2015, pocketing $11.5 billion in tax breaks instead. Read the new report @Institute for Policy Studies report. http://www.ips-dc.org/utilities-pay-up/

How are utilities companies even more skilled at tax-dodging than multinational corporations? Here’s how: http://www.ips-dc.org/utilities-pay-up via @Institute for Policy Studies

Graphic 1

energy efficiency jobs

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$11.5 billion in tax benefits

Graphic 3

retrofitting quarter of public housing

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15% energy bill total income