Fossil fuel and utility interests, concerned about the rise of cheap clean energy, continue to finance attacks on pro-clean energy policies in an effort to delay the growth of their competition in the marketplace. These companies, along with the Koch Brothers’ political network and front groups, want to continue selling as much coal, oil, and gas as possible — and, in their effort to roll back clean energy policies, are spreading misinformation about clean energy and the energy market.

A main component in the strategy to stop the growth of renewable energy is to fund front groups, who then attack clean energy policies across the United States. While corporate interests also lobby politicians and regulators, these front groups serve a fundamental role in these assaults by adding a supposed independent, anti-clean energy voice to energy policy debates.

This report highlights the front groups and utility companies involved in attacking net metering and renewable energy standards, as well as the states where debates played out.

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Front Groups Attacking Clean Energy Policies

60 Plus Association

Acadian Consulting Group

American Encore

American Legislative Exchange Council

Americans for Prosperity

Americans for Tax Reform

Arizona Free Enterprise Club

Beacon Hill Institute

Center for the American Experiment

Citizens’ Alliance for Responsible Energy

Consumer Energy Alliance

Energy & Environment Legal Institute

Harvard Electricity Policy Group

Heartland Institute

Indiana Energy Association

Institute for Energy Research

John Locke Foundation

Matrix, LLC

National Black Chamber of Commerce

Partnership for Affordable Clean Energy

Prosper

State Policy Network

Strata & Utah State University’s Institute of Political Economy

Taxpayer Protection Alliance

Texas Public Policy Foundation

Attacks on Clean Energy Policies State-by-State

Arizona

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Florida

Hawaii

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Michigan

Minnesota

Missouri

Montana

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Mexico

North Carolina

Ohio

Oklahoma

Texas

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

 

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