Koch-Funded Misinformation Campaign Aims to Derail Renewable Energy Growth

Union of Concerned Scientists

Before the year is out, you will likely be subjected to a misinformation campaign about renewable energybrought to you by the Koch brothers and other large players in the fossil-fuel industry.
The campaign is being spearheaded by a stealthy, Koch-funded lobby group called the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) that drafts and attempts to implement state legislation that serves the interests of its corporate backers. Teaming up with ALEC is the industry-backed Heartland Institute, the folks now probably best known for posting a billboard in Chicago last spring that compared people who accept the reality of global warming with “Unabomber” Ted Kaczynski. These two groups have already begun to foist legislation called the “Electricity Freedom Act” on state legislatures across the nation.
The notion of “electricity freedom” sounds appealing enough. But don’t be fooled. The proposed legislation is a direct attack on states’ efforts to move toward clean, renewable sources of electricity. And it is being sold to legislators and the public with the help of bogus findings from studies funded by—you guessed it—the Koch brothers.

Koch-Funded Misinformation Campaign Aims to Derail Renewable Energy Growth

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