The Energy and Policy Institute is a watchdog organization working to expose attacks on renewable energy and counter misinformation by fossil fuel and utility interests.
We need to power the economy with clean technology to address the climate crisis. Clean, renewable energy (specifically wind and solar power) is now affordable and cost-competitive with traditional fossil fuel energy sources (such as natural gas and coal) — and is quickly becoming a mainstream energy source. The use of other clean technology solutions, like energy efficiency, electric cars, and smart thermostats, is also on the rise.
But, fossil fuel interests are fighting to weaken renewable energy policies and stop the adoption of cleantech solutions in order to protect their 20th-century business models.
As renewable energy increases in market share, special interests are attempting to weaken and eliminate pro-renewable and pro-cleantech policies at the state and federal level.
The Energy and Policy Institute exposes attacks and deception by fossil fuel corporations, utility interests, and front groups through investigative research, analysis, and strategic communications. By disseminating our information through media, allies, and decision makers, Energy and Policy Institute seeks to disrupt fossil fuel-funded misinformation, separate polluters from policymakers, and accelerate the transition to a clean economy.
The Energy and Policy Institute does not receive funding from corporations, trade associations or governments.