A new investigation uncovers how a sophisticated social media disinformation campaign helped to convince Van Wert County to reject further wind development.
What caused Rep. Seitz – a self-proclaimed free-market capitalist – to try and make Ohio’s ratepayers save the state’s aging, uncompetitive coal plants?
With an open bar at the Athletic Club of Columbus, near the State Capitol, Seitz took part in a “roast” of Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger’s departing chief of staff.
Why would he want to enable the manipulation of electricity markets to help utilities and coal companies, after years of proclaiming the virtue of free markets?
As Majority Leader in Ohio’s House of Representatives, Seitz has worked hard to bolster the fortunes of the state’s aging coal plants, while leading efforts to block the wind industry.
In These Times Photos Show Secret Meeting with Energy Sec. Rick Perry, Though Murray Energy CEO Robert Murray Later Claimed “No Involvement” in Coal Bailout
In a study released last week, energy expert Dr. William Shobe of the University of Virginia dismantles the key, state-sanctioned analysis of how Virginia should meet the requirements of the federal Clean Power Plan to reduce carbon emissions. That analysis, produced last fall by a team led by Dr. Michael Karmis, director of the Center… Read more »
By Joel A. Francis Too often, African American voices are excluded from discussions about the critical issues facing our country. Energy is no exception. That is why I was pleased to recently attend a conference of the American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE). While in attendance, however, I developed concerns that workshops did not… Read more »
Fossil Fuel Disinformation Campaign Driven by Profit Motives, Not Concern for Minority Communities By Joel A. Francis Last week, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) released an important new report, Bridging the Clean Energy Divide, that refutes highly misleading fossil fuel claims about clean energy policies and communities of color. The report also calls attention… Read more »
Professor Michael Karmis is evading basic questions about whether clean energy experts were consulted in his critical cost-benefit analysis of how Virginia can meet its federal Clean Power Plan (CPP) goals. This raises the possibility that Dr. Karmis, director of the Virginia Center for Coal and Energy Research, is shielding donors from legitimate public scrutiny…. Read more »