The fossil fuel-funded American Energy Alliance wrote a coalition letter signed by 20 organizations to Congress claiming widespread support for "The PTC Elimination Act", which would cut subsidies for wind energy production. The letter uses misinformation to claim that wind energy is bad for the economy and is more expensive than traditional fossil fuel energy production. Wind energy power purchase agreements continue to break records as the cost of clean energy has plummeted over the past few years. The price of wind is down more than 50 percent since 2009 and contracted ind prices hit an all-time low in 2014 of ~2.35 cents per kWh.
- 18 of the signatories signed a similar letter written by the Koch-funded Americans for Prosperity in June 2014 (counting Independent Women’s Forum & Voice as one affiliated organization).
- 14 have ties to fossil fuel funders and 18 have ties to the Koch Brothers’ political network with some organizations receiving funding directly from the Kochs and others receiving funding from the "dark money ATM" Donors Trust/Donors Capital Fund or other front groups like the "Center to Protect Patients Rights”.
|Organization||State||Fossil Fuel Funding?||Koch Network?||Description|
|60 Plus Association||DC||Yes||Yes||Funding from Center to Protect Patient Rights, a Koch funding passthrough; also funded by Freedom Partners, the Koch Brothers' secret bank; also received funding from Koch-network's TC4 Trust|
|American Commitment||DC||Yes||Yes||Koch-funded group, almost entirely funded by Koch passthroughs Freedom Partners, Center to Protect Patient Rights|
|American Energy Alliance||DC||Yes||Yes||Funded by ExxonMobil, Koch Brothers and Freedom Partners; President is former Koch lobbyist|
|Americans for Prosperity||DC||Yes||Yes||Founded and funded by Koch Brothers|
|Americans for Tax Reform||DC||Yes||Yes||Funded by American Petroleum Institute and Koch Brothers; member of State Policy Network|
|Coalition Opposed to Additional Spending and Taxes||DC||Yes||Americans for Prosperity funded allied group Building a Better Ohio on Ohio Issue 2; signed previous AFP anti-wind letter|
|Competitive Enterprise Institute||DC||Yes||Yes||Funding from ExxonMobil and Koch Brothers; Member of State Policy Network|
|Energy Makes America Great, Inc.||DC||Yes||Yes||Funded by New Mexico Oil and Gas Association; part of Citizens' Alliance for Responsible Energy|
|Freedom Works||DC||Yes||Yes||Funded by DonorsTrust; Break up of Citizens for Sound Economy (funded by the Koch Brothers) created FreedomWorks and Americans for Prosperity (funded by the Koch Brothers)|
|Heritage Action for America||DC||Yes||Yes||Funded by Koch Brothers; member of State Policy Network|
|Independent Women's Forum/Voice||DC||Yes||Yes||Funded by Koch Brothers; affiliated with Americans for Prosperity for 5 years|
|Less Government||DC||Front group managed by consultant Seyton Motley; no website exists at lessgovernment.org, the organization's listed web URL|
|Let Freedom Ring||DC||Yes||Yes||Funded through Koch Brothers' political network|
|R Street Institute||DC||Yes||Connected to Koch political network, was part of Heartland Institute|
|Taxpayers Protection Alliance||DC||Yes||Connections to Koch-funded Americans for Job Security and Alliance for America's Future|
|Tea Party Nation||Yes||For profit company founded by Judson Phillips, organized first Tea Party convention|
|The Campaign to Free America||Founded by Judson Phillips, founder of Tea Party Nation|
|Frontiers of Freedom||VA||Yes||Yes||Funding from Koch Brothers and ExxonMobil; funded by tobacco industry|
|Americans for Limited Government||VA||Yes||Yes||Funded by Center to Protect Patients Rights, a Koch funding passthrough.|
|Project 21||DC||Yes||Yes||Initiative of State Policy Network group "National Center for Public Policy Research", which received funding from ExxonMobil|