Following the Money: Energy Dollars Hard at Work on Capitol Hill
Is the alternative energy industry losing the influence-peddling war to fossil fuels?
Perhaps you caught the editorial in Sunday’s New York Times taking “the Koch Brothers and their conservative allies” to task for “spending heavily to fight incentives for renewable energy.” The editorial noted that such efforts are being spearheaded by the American Legislative Exchange Council a k a ALEC, a group that we’ve written about before and one that the Times describes as a
“conservative group that often dictates bills to Republican statehouses and receives financing from the utility industry and fossil-fuel producers, including the Kochs … [who] see solar and wind energy as a long-term threat to their businesses.”
As a result of their largesse, the Koch brothers