All posts by Dave Anderson

Dave Anderson is the policy and communications manager for the Energy and Policy Institute. Dave has been working at the nexus of clean energy and public policy since 2008. Prior to joining the Energy and Policy Institute, he was an outreach coordinator for the climate and energy program at the Union of Concerned Scientists. He is also an alumnus of the Sierra Club and the Alliance for Climate Protection (now the Climate Reality Project). Dave’s research has helped to spur public scrutiny of political attacks on clean energy and climate science by powerful special interests, such as ExxonMobil and the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). His work has been cited by major media outlets, such as CBS News and the Wall Street Journal, and he has served as a speaker on panels at national solar industry conferences. Dave holds a MA in Political Science from the University of New Hampshire, where he also received a BA in Humanities.

Global Climate Coalition documents reveal the electric utility industry’s role in notorious climate denial campaign

Electric utilities played a prominent role in the Global Climate Coalition, an industry group that worked for over a decade to sow doubt about climate change and block efforts to...

/ May 1, 2019

FCC filings detail additional link between MidAmerican and anti-solar REAL Coalition

Documents filed with the Federal Communications Commission may help solve the mystery of who is behind the REAL Coalition, a pro-utility front group which has opposed a solar-friendly policy in...

/ April 30, 2019

Trump’s false claim about windmills, noise and cancer defended by Koch-backed blog

A blog post defending President Trump’s false claim that noise from windmills causes cancer has been published on MasterResource.org, a blog run by a think tank backed by the powerful...

/ April 17, 2019

Bankrupt FirstEnergy Solutions spends millions on bailout campaigns in Ohio and Pennsylvania

Updated on July 22, 2019 with the latest available information on spending on outside lobbying and communications by FirstEnergy Solutions. Bankruptcy documents reveal that FirstEnergy Solutions has spent millions of...

/ April 11, 2019

Who’s behind Trump’s claim the Green New Deal will cost $100 trillion?

President Trump’s claim that the Green New Deal would cost $100 trillion can be traced back to the Manhattan Institute, a think tank backed by fossil fuel investor Paul Singer...

/ March 14, 2019

Major solar project in Spotsylvania targeted by climate skeptics, fossil fuel interests

A 500 megawatt solar project in Spotsylvania County, Virginia has drawn attacks from climate skeptics, fossil fuel interests, and right-wing news outlets. The Spotsylvania Solar Energy Center, developed by sPower,...

/ February 26, 2019

Attacks on wind and solar power by the coal and gas industries

Wind and solar power projects are under attack by coal and gas companies that fear competition from the booming renewable energy industry. Below are examples from the past year of...

/ February 19, 2019

Budweiser’s pro-wind power Super Bowl ad attacked by fossil fuel industry

The pro-wind power Budweiser ad that Anheuser-Busch will air during the Super Bowl on Sunday is being attacked by the fossil fuel industry. The Kentucky Coal Association is among the...

/ February 1, 2019

Samuel Randazzo: PUCO candidate is an opponent of renewable energy

Update: This article was updated on January 31, 2019, with information from the cover letter and resume Samuel Randazzo filed with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio and the latest...

/ January 28, 2019

Seneca Anti-Wind Union has ties to a lawyer for Big Coal

Leading members of the Seneca Anti-Wind Union who are opposing proposals to build new wind farms in their county are represented by a lawyer who is also fighting other renewable...

/ December 12, 2018