The Energy Foundation: Providing Distance Between Donor and Activist

The “pass through” operates like the chart shows: Instead of directly funding the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) or the Sierra Club, the Sea Change Foundation or the Hewlett Foundation contribute to the Energy Foundation. Abbreviations: ALA American Lung Association; UCS Union of Concerned Scientists.

Energy Foundation receives money from several key foundations and redirects it to activists. In doing so, they are providing two services: distance between the donor and the activist, and enhancing the clout of the donors as their individual influence is maximized by pooling resources.”

Grants Received (Money In) by Energy Foundation

The Energy Foundation has received 611 grants from 124 foundations totaling $534,010,140 between 1997 and 2015. The top 15 most anti-technology donors:
1.WILLIAM & FLORA HEWLETT FOUNDATION $149,028,172
2.DAVID AND LUCILE PACKARD FOUNDATION $70,664,800
3.SEA CHANGE FOUNDATION $64,818,332
4.MCKNIGHT FOUNDATION $52,191,300
5.JOHN D & CATHERINE T MACARTHUR FOUNDATION $22,066,748
6.DORIS DUKE CHARITABLE FOUNDATION $21,140,000
7.MERTZ GILMORE FOUNDATION $18,735,000
8.ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATION $5,595,000
9.PEW CHARITABLE TRUSTS $4,947,600
10.GOOGLE FOUNDATION $4,695,000
11.TOMKAT CHARITABLE TRUST (Tom Steyer) $4,150,000
12.THE OAK FOUNDATION USA $1,434,997
13.BLOOMBERG FAMILY FOUNDATION INC $750,000
14.TIDES FOUNDATION $355,000
15.ROCKEFELLER BROTHERS FUND INC $250,000

Source: IRS Forms 990 and the Foundation Search databank

Grants Given (Money Out) By The Energy Foundation

The Energy Foundation has paid 30,178 grants to 12,058 recipients totaling $1,231,280,198 between 1998 and 2015. The top 25 most anti-technology recipients:
1.NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL $35,194,691
2.UNION OF CONCERNED SCIENTISTS $16,307,700
3.PARTNERSHIP PROJECT $11,410,000
4.SIERRA CLUB FOUNDATION $16,080,146
5.ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE FUND $11,197,277
6.ENVIRONMENT AMERICA RESEARCH AND POLICY CENTER $7,736,300
7.WORLD RESOURCES INSTITUTE $4,008,871
8.CERES $3,683,000
9.AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION $3,625,000
10.NATIONAL RELIGIOUS PARTNERSHIP FOR THE ENVIRONMENT $3,576,000
11.BLUE GREEN ALLIANCE FOUNDATION $3,270,000
12.ROCKEFELLER FAMILY FUND $2,842,978
13.NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL TRUST $2,609,600
14.LEAGUE OF CONSERVATIVE VOTERS’ EDUCATION FUND $2,278,000
15.NATIONAL WILDLIFE FEDERATION $2,248,000
16.WILDERNESS SOCIETY $2,119,050
17.US CLIMATE ACTION NETWORK $1,972,000
18.IZAAK WALTON LEAGUE OF AMERICA $1,822,500
19.CENTER FOR AMERICAN PROGRESS $1,224,000
20.RESOURCES FOR THE FUTURE $1,010,718
21.TIDES CENTER $896,698
22.NATIONAL PARKS CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION $855,000
23.CLEAN WATER FUND $722,500
24.NATURE CONSERVANCY $603,000
25.NATIONAL AUDUBON SOCIETY $544,000

Source: IRS Forms 990 and the Foundation Search databank

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Comment by John F. Hussey on March 17, 2018 at 12:32pm

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Hannah Pingree on the Maine expedited wind law

Hannah Pingree - Director of Maine's Office of Innovation and the Future

"Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine."

https://pinetreewatch.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/

 

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Maine Center For Public Interest Reporting – Three Part Series: A CRITICAL LOOK AT MAINE’S WIND ACT

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(excerpts) From Part 1 – On Maine’s Wind Law “Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine if the law’s goals were met." . – Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, August 2010 https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/From Part 2 – On Wind and Oil Yet using wind energy doesn’t lower dependence on imported foreign oil. That’s because the majority of imported oil in Maine is used for heating and transportation. And switching our dependence from foreign oil to Maine-produced electricity isn’t likely to happen very soon, says Bartlett. “Right now, people can’t switch to electric cars and heating – if they did, we’d be in trouble.” So was one of the fundamental premises of the task force false, or at least misleading?" https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-swept-task-force-set-the-rules/From Part 3 – On Wind-Required New Transmission Lines Finally, the building of enormous, high-voltage transmission lines that the regional electricity system operator says are required to move substantial amounts of wind power to markets south of Maine was never even discussed by the task force – an omission that Mills said will come to haunt the state.“If you try to put 2,500 or 3,000 megawatts in northern or eastern Maine – oh, my god, try to build the transmission!” said Mills. “It’s not just the towers, it’s the lines – that’s when I begin to think that the goal is a little farfetched.” https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/flaws-in-bill-like-skating-with-dull-skates/

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