Institute for Energy Research

When The Washington Post reported earlier this month that President Trump appointed Daniel Simmons to run the Office of Energy
Recent bankruptcy filings reveal that coal companies are still funding climate science denier groups.
Critics of President Barack Obama's landmark regulation to reduce carbon dioxide emissions almost always highlight a series of flawed studies to attack the Clean Power Plan. In fact, many are often paid for by utility or fossil fuel interests.
While some fossil fuel companies claim they support renewable energy, actions behind the scenes tell a different story. Many are backing front groups to create barriers for the deployment of renewables. These front groups serve as a critical component, adding a supposed "independent" voice to state energy policy debates.
IER spokesman Chris Warren dismissed the Republic Report story in a statement to The Huffington Post. "Mr. Fang is grasping
The Koch brothers have turned loose their network of advocacy groups, think tanks and Capitol Hill friends to kill a key federal tax break for the wind industry, despite the fact that the oil and gas industry has been getting four times more in tax breaks and subsidies annually since 1918.
With Congress about to head out of town for its summer recess, a Washington-based think tank is ramping up a campaign to foil any attempts to institute a tax on carbon emissions.
It seems the Koch brothers will stop at nothing in order to protect the status quo fossil-fuel addiction that is saddling the global economy and wrecking the climate.
Since 1997, Koch Industries and its PACs have given nearly $50 million to climate change-denying groups like Americans for Prosperity, known for its role in organizing the tea party movement.