Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE) is a Fortune 500 energy services holding company based in San Diego, California. It divides its interests into two broad categories: Sempra Utilities, including Pacific Enterprises/Southern California Gas Company and San Diego Gas & Electric; and Sempra Global, a holding company for businesses not subject to California utilities regulation, chiefly Sempra Commodities, Sempra Generation, Sempra Pipelines & Storage, and Sempra LNG.
Campaign Finance$11,220,863 Given
Figures are based on itemized contributions reported to the Federal Election Commission and state agencies. Please note that:
- contributions under $200 are not reported, and so are not included in totals.
- only contributions from individuals and organizations to candidates are included. Various accounting measures and more exotic contribution types are excluded.
- contributions are matched based on organization and recipient name reported within each election cycle. Contributions using an incorrect or non-standard version of the name may be missed.
- corporate name changes and mergers may cause figures to differ from those of the Center for Responsive Politics.
- organization totals include known subsidiaries of the organization.
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Republicans vs. Democratsin dollars. "Other" includes 3rd parties and organizations without official party affiliation.
State vs. Federalin dollars
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Figures are based on lobbying activity reported to the Senate Office of Public Records. Reported dollar amounts are required to be accurate only to the nearest $20,000. For organizations whose primary business is lobbying, we display total income and top clients. For organizations that are not primarily lobbying firms, we display total amount spent on lobbying and top lobbying firms hired.
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Lobbying on Behalf of Sempra Energy
Names of Lobbyists
Firm Hired Amount Sempra Energy $21,403,581 San Diego Gas & Electric $180,000
Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Energy & Nuclear Power,
- Environment & Superfund,
- Fed Budget & Appropriations,
- Natural Resources,
- Clean Air & Water,
- Fuel, Gas & Oil
Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
Bill No. Title S.559 Securing America's Future with Energy and Sustainable Technologies Act H.R.1 Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011 H.R.2454 American Clean Energy And Security Act of 2009 H.R.910 Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011 H.R.1380 New Alternative Transportation to Give Americans Solutions Act of 2011 S.1001 Alternative Fuel Vehicles Competitiveness and Energy Security Act of 2011 H.R.2354 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012 H.R.66 Waste-to-Energy Technology Act of 2011 H.R.4173 Wall Street Transparency and Accountability Act of 2010 S.482 Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011
RegulationsMentioned in 356 dockets; Submitted to 9 dockets
All data is based on documents downloaded from Regulations.gov. The first table shows mentions: all documents that include the name of the company anywhere in the document or document metadata. The second table shows submissions: all documents where the submitter metadata included the company name. Each table shows the top 10 dockets, ranked by number of occurrences.
Matches are based on a search for the company name. Variations in the company name, such as acronyms, nicknames or alternate names may cause documents to be missed. The mention of a company name in a document may be incidental and does not necessarily indicate that the company has any relevance to the document. Company names that are common English words may erroneously match with text that is not referring to the company.
Not all agencies submit public comments to Regulations.gov. For a list of participating and non-participating agencies see here. Agencies that do submit to Regulations.gov have varying levels of accuracy and completeness.
Regulations and public comments can be downloaded in bulk here.
The tables show occurrences of "Sempra Energy" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.
Documents Submitted by the Organization
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- Toggle 2 FWS Revised Critical Habitat for the Arroyo Toad (Anaxyrus californicus) 2009
- Toggle 2 PHMSA Pipeline Safety: Pipeline Integrity Management of Natural Gas In High Consequence Areas 2000
- Toggle 1 EERE Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products: Energy Conservation Standards for Residential Furnaces (Cross Reference Res Furn and Res CAC, EERE-2011-BT-STD-0011) 2009
- Toggle 1 DOT Special Rules for Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (beyond-perimeter exemptions, i.e., service to another airport more than 1,250 miles away from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport) 2012
- Toggle 1 USCG Deepwater Ports 1998
- Toggle 1 PHMSA A Benefit/Cost Analaysis of the National Transportation Safety Board's Safety Recommendation P-01-2 2003
- Toggle 1 NLRB Proposed rule amending representation-case procedures 2011
- Toggle 1 IRS Benefit restrictions for underfunded pension plans 2007
- Toggle 1 PHMSA Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline - Petition for Waiver 2005
Mentions in Document Text
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- Toggle 23 EPA Requirements for Cooling Water Intake Structures at Phase III Facilities 2004
- Toggle 23 EPA National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Utility Air Toxics; Clean Air Mercury Rule (CAMR) 2002
- Toggle 18 EPA HAZARDOUS AND SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM; IDENTIFICATION AND LISTING OF SPECIAL WASTES; DISPOSAL OF COAL COMBUSTION RESIDUALS FROM ELECTRIC UTILITIES 2009
- Toggle 17 USCG Cabrillo Port Liquefied Natural Gas Deepwater Port License Application 2004
- Toggle 16 DOE This docket contains Federal Register Notices from the DOE FDMS Sandbox. 2009
- Toggle 14 EPA Criteria and Standards for Cooling Water Intake Structures 2008
- Toggle 12 EPA Rulemaking for the Steam Electric Power Generating Effluent Limitations Guidelines 2009
- Toggle 10 DOT 2005/2006 U.S.-China Air Services Case and Designations 2004
- Toggle 10 EPA Rule to Reduce Interstate Transport of Fine Particulate Matter and Ozone ;Clean Air Interstate Rule, (CAIR) 2003
- Toggle 9 EPA Preliminary 2006 Effluent Guidelines Program Plan 2004
Advisory Committees2 people on 2 committees
Data is based on disclosures required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Matches are based on the occurrence of the company name in the committee member affiliation. Variations in company names may cause some matches to be missed.
The table shows only the top 10 agencies. To search and download raw records from the complete dataset see the FACA data section.
Table shows employees of "Sempra Energy" that sat on federal advisory committees.
- Toggle Department of Energy 1 person on 1 committee
- Toggle Environmental Protection Agency 1 person on 1 committee