Clean Energy Under Siege: Following the Money Trail....
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From the Introduction:
[W]e have seen the rise during the past two years of a concerted effort to cast doubt on the public benefits of renewable energy and efficiency that have long been accepted and reflected by strong public favorability ratings.
The attacks on clean energy have come in a variety of venues. Some House Republicans took a poor decision to grant a single loan guarantee to Solyndra and used it to indict clean energy broadly as a reckless investment.
Conservative groups like Americans for Prosperity have tried to rally Tea Party activists against wind power and energy efficiency. Corporate advocacy groups such as the American Legislative Exchange Council [ALEC] have targeted state renewable-electricity standards for repeal. Many of these entities are attacking incentives such as the highly successful renewable-energy Production Tax Credit for wind energy as an unwarranted government subsidy at the same time as they defend giveaways for oil and gas, stay silent about them, or support deceptive bills that purport to end all energy subsidies but fail to attack entrenched benefits for fossil fuels and nuclear power. Are these connected? By following the money trail and the energy interests behind it, we have to conclude that the answer is yes.