From the Washington Post: (ellipses and emphases mine)

Climate skeptic group works to reverse renewable energy mandates

By Juliet Eilperin, Published: November 24

(Angel Navarrete/Bloomberg)

The Heartland Institute ... has joined with the conservative American Legislative Exchange Council to write model legislation aimed at reversing state renewable energy mandates across the country.

The Electricity Freedom Act, adopted by the council’s board of directors in October, would repeal state standards requiring utilities to get a portion of their electricity from renewable power, calling it “essentially a tax on consumers of electricity.” Twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia have binding renewable standards; in the absence of federal climate legislation, these initiatives have become the subject of intense political battles.

The legislative council ... has sought to roll back climate regulation in the past....

But the involvement of the Heartland Institute, which posted a billboard in May comparing those who believe in global warming to domestic terrorist Theodore J. Kaczynski, shows the breadth of conservatives’ efforts to undermine environmental initiatives on the state and federal level. In many cases, the groups involved accept money from oil, gas and coal companies that compete against renewable energy suppliers.

(keep reading)

Unelected corporate government, anyone?

Tags: ALEC, Big Coal, Big Oil, Heartland Institute, climate deniers, climate skeptics, corporate legislating, electricity, environmentalism, fossil fuel industry, More…fossil fuels, renewable energy, unelected corporate government

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Corporations running the government - yes - exactly the case.

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