Tag: American Legislative Exchange Council

Texas Public Policy Foundation

The Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF) is a conservative think tank based in Austin, Texas, and a member of the State Policy Network (SPN). The think tank’s funders from 2010 were inadvertently made public a few years ago. According to...

/ July 28, 2015

John Locke Foundation

The John Locke Foundation is a North Carolina-based think tank that has ties to the State Policy Network and the American Legislative Exchange Council. It was exposed by Jane Mayer in The New Yorker in 2011 as receiving approximately 80% of...

/ July 28, 2015

Center for the American Experiment

The Center for the American Experiment (CAE) is an advocacy group based in Minnesota and is a member of the State Policy Network (SPN). Members in SPN have helped to move the American Legislative Exchange Council’s (and its fossil fuel...

/ July 28, 2015

Wisconsin Net Metering Attacked

Last fall, three Wisconsin utility companies won the ability to increase fixed charges from the state utility commission, despite public outcry and a lack of precedent. The Wisconsin Public Service Commission (PSC) gave WeEnergies, Madison Gas & Electric, and the...

/ July 28, 2015

California Net Metering Attacks

At the end of 2014, the distributed generation capacity in California totaled 5,200 MW of capacity, with an additional 3,700 MW of authorized and pending power to come online shortly, according to the California Energy Commission. Generally, the distributed generation...

/ July 28, 2015

Attacks on Renewable Energy Policies in 2015

Front groups, fossil fuel interests, and utility companies attacked net metering and renewable energy standards in states across the country in 2015, in an effort to delay the growth of competition in the marketplace.

/ July 27, 2015

Are Utility Companies Changing Their Strategy To Fight Obama Power Plan?

In a letter sent to President Obama this week, Indiana Governor Mike Pence said that the State of Indiana “will not comply” with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan unless the plan is “demonstrably and significantly improved.” Gov. Pence...

/ June 26, 2015