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EBay Dumps ALEC

EBay, after months of pressure from climate change activists, yesterday confirmed its departure from the American Legislative Exchange Council, according to Forecast the Facts. Forecast the Facts and other environmental groups had been pressuring eBay to cut its ties to ALEC, a coalition of corporations and state legislators that opposes … Read more »

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Will Shell Leave ALEC?

The Union of Concerned Scientists is pressuring Shell to leave the American Legislative Exchange Council, a coalition of corporations and state legislators that opposes environmental regulations and clean energy policies. In a blog post, the science advocacy group says the oil giant’s rhetoric doesn’t match its involvement with ALEC. The … Read more »

Major Oil Company Dumps ALEC

Occidental Petroleum, a major oil and natural gas company, has cut its ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council, a coalition of corporations and state legislators that opposes environmental regulations and clean energy policies. Occidental on Friday sent a letter indicating its intention to end its relationship with ALEC, the … Read more »

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Facebook Joins ALEC Exodus

Facebook looks to be the latest company to dump lobbying group American Legislative Exchange Council over its stance on climate change, according to media reports. On Monday, Google chairman Eric Schmidt said on a radio show that the search giant would cut its support to ALEC because the group was … Read more »

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Google Drops Climate Change Denying Lobbying Group

Google will pull its financial support from the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) because of the lobbying group’s support of climate change denial, chairman Eric Schmidt said yesterday on The Diane Rehm Show. Schmidt, in the radio interview, said Google had funded ALEC as part of a political campaign before … Read more »

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Microsoft Quits Anti-Renewables Lobbying Group

Microsoft has cut its ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), an anti-renewables lobbying group, Electa Blog reports. The Sustainability Group, a socially responsible investment advocacy group, and portfolio management firm Walden Asset Management has been encouraging the IT giant to end its relationship with ALEC, according to the … Read more »

Lobbyists Challenge Renewable Feed-In Tariffs

Distributed energy’s effect on the electrical grid – and on ratepayers – is coming under more scrutiny than ever. The past couple years have seen utilities becoming more vocal in pointing out the costs incurred when they pay owners of distributed renewables for feeding power into the grid. In a … Read more »