Tag: American Legislative Exchange Council

Assemblymember Perea’s Energy Bill Pushed by Fossil Fuel Interests Tied to American Legislative Exchange Council

In 2014, California Assembly Bill 1763 would require the California Energy Commission (CEC) to develop a state energy plan for 2030 and 2050. It is sponsored by Californians for Affordable and Reliable Energy (CARE), a coalition that includes multiple fossil...

/ June 23, 2014

Map of Front Groups Attacking State Clean Energy Policies

Below is a map of state-level involvement by front groups in attacking renewable energy policies in 2013 and 2014. See the report’s table of contents to view the state-by-state breakdown of these attacks. 

/ May 21, 2014

Attacks on Clean Energy in Kansas

 Kansas Renewable Energy Standard Fight in 2014: Fossil fuel interests worked to repeal the renewable energy standard through the entire legislative session in 2014, and were defeated six times in Kansas, including on the last day of the session. The...

Attacks on Renewable Energy Policy by Fossil Fuel Interests 2013-2014

Fossil fuel and utility interests, concerned about the rise of cheap clean energy, are financing attacks on pro-clean energy policies in an effort to delay the growth of their competition in the marketplace. The Koch Brothers and their allies want...

/ May 21, 2014

State Policy Network

The State Policy Network (SPN) is a coordinated network of conservative think tanks in every state in the country. It’s an $83 million empire that drives corporate-backed American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) model bills in state capitals by issuing reports...

Fossil Fuel Interests Continue Attacks on Clean Energy Policies

This response was originally posted at National Journal’s Energy Insiders blog, which asked energy experts this week, “How Bright Is Renewable Energy’s Future?” The outlook for clean energy remains strong because smart investments like state Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) are combining with...

/ August 12, 2013