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

Who’s behind overblown claims about Fort Drum and wind farms?

Updated on October 5, 2017: We’ve updated this post with some additional information about the roles of anti-wind operative John Droz and the Koch-backed Institute for Energy Research.   Fort Drum in...

/ October 2, 2017

Paul Chesser, Fossil Fuel Pundit, Attacks Tech Industry’s Cleantech Investments

The biography of Paul Chesser includes a long list of fossil fuel-backed front groups that he’s currently involved with, which may explain his blatant anti-renewable energy stance.

/ November 12, 2015

Utah State University’s Institute of Political Economy / Strata

The Utah State University’s (USU) Institute of Political Economy and Strata are affiliated organizations run by Dr. Randy Simmons. Simmons was the “Charles G. Koch Professor of political economy” at...

/ July 28, 2015

North Carolina Renewable Energy Policies Attacked

The North Carolina Senate is still considering a bill to freeze the state’s renewable energy standard (which currently requires 12.5% clean electricity by 2021) and reduce the size of clean energy...

/ 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...

/ July 27, 2015

North Carolina Renewable Energy Standard Attacked Again

After using last year’s legislative session to deal with Duke Energy’s Dan River coal ash spill, Republicans on the House Public Utilities Committee are bringing back their 2013 attempt to...

/ April 14, 2015

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...

/ June 16, 2014