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A Brief Guide to Southeastern Anti-Solar Front Groups

This is a guest post by Dan Zegart of Climate Investigations Center No one who reads this space regularly would be surprised to hear that the big utility companies employ front groups to further their political agendas in the states in which they operate. After all, we’ve reported here on a scientist who was little more than a pseudo-scientific front for a big power company — Willie Soon , whom Southern Company , which is heavily-dependent on carbon dioxide-rich coal for its power plants, clandestinely funded to do research pointing away from human-produced CO 2 as a cause of global warming. Now an investigation by two Environment & Energy (E&E ) reporters has traced a network of industry fronts and astroturf grassroots organizations spreading across the southeastern United States, all united in attacking state laws or regulatory or other efforts to make rooftop solar pane...

Full article: http://www.desmogblog.com/2015/06/30/brief-guide-southeas...

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