We need to power the economy with renewable energy to address the climate crisis. Clean, renewable energy sources like wind and solar power are now affordable and cost-competitive with traditional fossil fuel energy sources (such as natural gas and coal) — and are quickly becoming mainstream energy sources. Other clean technology solutions like energy efficiency, electric vehicles and smart thermostats are also on the rise. But fossil fuel and utility interests are fighting to weaken renewable energy policies and stop the adoption of clean energy solutions in order to protect their 20th century business models.
As renewable energy increases in market share, special interests will attempt to weaken and eliminate pro-renewable 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. We aim to disrupt fossil fuel-funded misinformation, separate polluters from policymakers, and accelerate the transition to a clean economy.