Category: Koch Brothers
Koch and Trump Factions Plan to Erase Climate Policy Gains
Forces from the Koch and Trump camps are converging around plans to erase some of the key climate policy gains of the past eight years. Koch group is hopeful Trump will...
With Kochs Now Attacking Electric Vehicles, Utilities Should Reexamine Their Friends
The Kochs’ funding of anti-EV politics should leave utilities reconsidering their funding of the Koch network. The rift may already be opening in the utility and Koch-funded American Legislative Exchange...
Yes on 1 for the Sun: The Anti-Solar Ballot Initiative from Utilities and Fossil Fuel Interests
The Koch Brothers and utility-funded Consumers for Smart Solar unveiled its amendment ballot campaign, Yes on 1 for the Sun, to restrict the solar market in Florida.
The Koch Brothers ‘Hijacking’ of American Democracy
The Koch Brothers have leveraged their business empire to shape the political system in the mold of their own agendas while simultaneously capturing the Republican Party and along with it,...
Richard Fink: The Koch Brothers’ Big Tobacco Man Behind the Kochtopus Curtain
Richard Fink has long been one of the Koch Brothers’ inner circle, playing the role of both political strategist and close confidante. Some say the Koch Empire wouldn’t have been...
Charles Koch Distorts the Facts: Here Are The Ways His Money & Political Network Prevent Clean Energy Businesses From Succeeding
The Kochs use their political influence and funding for efforts to repeal laws designed to support the deployment of more renewable electricity.
Vitter and His Campaign Contributors Fight Against EPA Carbon Rules, Favor Anti-Environment Agenda
Vitter’s Billionaire’s Club report is a distraction from the real billionaires in politics with whose dirty energy agenda David Vitter is strongly aligned.
Kansas Renewable Energy Policies Attacked
The Kansas legislature passed a bill to repeal the state’s renewable energy standard in May 2015. The bill was soon signed by Governor Sam Brownback. But while the bill eliminated the state’s...
Willie Soon Secret Fossil Fuel Funding Revealed For Papers Denying Man-Made Climate Change
Southern Company has been funding Willie Soon, an astrophysicist and climate change denier at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics through one of its subsidiaries called Southern Company Services.
Our Prediction for 2015 on Utility Dive
We submitted the following prediction to Utility Dive after they asked: What do you think will happen in 2015? See the rest of the predictions here. Matthew Kasper, Fellow, Energy...