Category: American Legislative Exchange Council

Maryland Renewable Energy Policies Attacked

Neil C. Parrott, a Maryland State Legislator and member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), introduced a bill to repeal the state’s Energy Efficiency Resource Standard, which requires utilities to meet a 15% reduction in per capita energy consumption...

/ July 28, 2015

Louisiana Net Metering Attacked

The Louisiana legislature approved a bill to significantly reduce state tax credits available for homeowners and solar leasing companies that install solar energy systems and put restrictions on the financing of solar systems in the state. The bill, HB 779, sponsored by American Legislative Exchange Council...

/ July 28, 2015

North Carolina Renewable Energy Standard Attacked Again

After using last year’s legislative session to deal with Duke Energy’s Dan River coal ash spill, Republicans on the House Public Utilities Committee are bringing back their 2013 attempt to freeze the state’s clean energy law.

/ April 14, 2015

American Gas Association Wants States To Submit Implementation Plans, Not Ignore Clean Power Plan

David McCurdy, President & CEO of the American Gas Association, said last week that he prefers state lawmakers and regulators submit their state implementation plans (SIP) to the EPA, rather than completely refuse to comply with the regulations. If states...

/ January 26, 2015

Edison Electric Institute’s Anti-Solar, PR Spending Revealed

Over the past couple of decades, special interests from the coal, oil, utilities, and other energy industries have routinely used lobbying, public relations, and other means to impact decisions that could affect their businesses.

/ January 21, 2015

Our Prediction for 2015 on Utility Dive

We submitted the following prediction to Utility Dive after they asked: What do you think will happen in 2015? See the rest of the predictions here.  Matthew Kasper, Fellow, Energy and Policy Institute: Koch funded-Americans for Prosperity and the American Legislative...

/ January 5, 2015

Atlantic Offshore Drilling Plans Continue: Fossil Fuel Front Groups Meet Privately With Federal Agencies

Update March 15, 2016: The Obama administration said it will not auction off drilling rights for Atlantic Ocean waters off the coast of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. However, the Department of Interior will consider the sale of drilling rights in three spots in the Arctic...

/ November 7, 2014