Edison Electric Institute’s Anti-Solar, PR Spending Revealed
Over the past couple of decades, special interests from the coal, oil, utilities, and other energy industries have routinely used lobbying, public relations, and other means to impact decisions that...
LEED Green Building Standards Attacked By Chemical and Timber Industries
The chemical and timber industries are working across the country to eliminate energy efficiency standards modeled on the latest version of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), the industry...
The Solar Boom
Solar energy’s growth rate in the U.S. over the past four years has been 418 percent. In 2010, America’s total solar capacity was just over 2,000 megawatts (MW), and by...
House Subcommittee on Energy and Power Features Fossil Fuel Front Groups
House subcommittee hearing features testimony from people who have received funding from fossil fuel interests and primarily advocate for the continued use of fossil fuels over renewable energy.
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...
Analysis: Americans for Prosperity Anti-Wind Letter, June 2014
Americans for Prosperity spearheaded a letter published as a full page advertisement attacking the production tax credit. Sixty organizations are either funded by fossil fuel interests or have known ties...
Front Groups Spread Disinformation in Attempt to Freeze Ohio Cleantech Laws
Front groups backed by utility and fossil fuel companies spread disinformation to back up legislation that freezes Ohio's Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard.
Duke Energy’s Plans To Attack Solar In North Carolina
In a sign it will seek to maintain its monopolistic control of North Carolina’s energy generation, Duke Energy CEO Lynn Good criticized solar net metering in a meeting with local...
Dominion Thwarts Solar Net Metering Bills in Virginia
Dominion successfully lobbied for substitute language that would give the company the right to build and own community solar.
Coloradans Urge Governor Hickenlooper Not to Swear In Glen Vaad to Utility Commission
Glenn Vaad received an American Legislative Exchange Council “State Legislator of the Year” Award in 2012.