Category: Koch Brothers

Who’s behind overblown claims about Fort Drum and wind farms?

Updated on October 5, 2017: We’ve updated this post with some additional information about the roles of anti-wind operative John Droz and the Koch-backed Institute for Energy Research.   Fort Drum in upstate New York is just the latest military facility to...

/ October 2, 2017

George David Banks: Trump’s climate advisor worked with anti-wind and climate skeptic groups

George David Banks, a top advisor to President Trump on climate change, once worked as the “D.C. liaison” for the Alliance for Wise Energy Decisions (AWED), a coalition of “individuals, organizations, communities, and businesses” founded by the anti-wind activist and...

/ September 28, 2017

Daniel Simmons: New head of EERE worked for groups that tried to “eliminate” it

Before Donald Trump appointed Daniel Simmons to lead the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Simmons worked for special interest groups that called on Congress to eliminate the same Department of Energy program. Simmons worked as a Vice President...

/ June 5, 2017

Ohio House debates renewable energy and misinformation abounds

The Ohio House of Representatives just debated and passed another bill to rollback the state’s renewable energy portfolio standard. Proponents of the bill – HB 114 – engaged in misleading attacks on the booming renewable energy industry. What follows are...

/ March 31, 2017

Donald Trump once believed in clean energy, so what happened?

President Donald Trump is well known for his record of over the top attacks on clean energy, but properties managed by the Trump Organization have taken advantage of state energy efficiency incentives to save money and reduce their carbon dioxide...

/ March 4, 2017

Documents reveal who’s behind RPS and RGGI repeal bills in New Hampshire

February 14, 2017 update: A bill to repeal the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) will be retained the committee for now, the bill’s sponsor told ICIS Analytics. Republican Jeb Bradley, the New Hampshire Senate Majority leader, also told the Associated Press that he doesn’t...

/ February 3, 2017

Koch and Trump Factions Plan to Erase Climate Policy Gains

Forces from the Koch and Trump camps are converging around plans to erase some of the key climate policy gains of the past eight years.  Koch group is hopeful Trump will “use his eraser” on U.S. climate policies As Mac Zimmerman,...

/ November 21, 2016