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Mon, 2010-03-22 11:46Brendan DeMelle
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Institute for Energy Research Admits It Was Behind Anti-Wind Study

Danish journalists have confirmed that The Institute for Energy Research commissioned and paid for the anti-wind energy study released last year by a Danish think tank that claimed Denmark exaggerates the amount of wind energy it produces (it doesn’t), questioned whether wind energy reduces carbon emissions (it does), and asserted that the U.S. should choose coal over wind because it’s cheaper (it’s not when you count the true costs of coal).

The Copenhagen Post reports:
“A controversial report critical of the wind energy industry from conservative think tank CEPOS was commissioned and paid for by an American think tank with close ties to the coal and oil industries.”

That American think tank is the Institute for Energy Research, which has received $307,000 from ExxonMobil since 1998 and unknown additional sums from other oil and coal industry sources.  The Guardian reported last year that the Institute for Energy Research has received recent funding from KBR and trusts set up by Koch Industries, which has multiple ties to IER and its sister organization American Energy Alliance.

Thu, 2009-03-05 16:33Kevin Grandia
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Memo on the Plan for the Public Launching of TASSC

You can download a copy here.

Peter Dietze

Peter Dietze

 Credentials

  • Civil Engineer (Studied electrical and control engineering). [1]

 Background

Peter Dietze is an independent energy advisor from Bavaria, Germany. He is an electrical engineer.  According to one profile, Dietze studied electrical and control engineering and his professional work was in “software development for power system control.”

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Hugh W. Ellsaesser

Hugh W. Ellsaesser

 Credentials

  • Ph.D., Meteorology. [1]

 Background

A meteorologist by training, Ellsaesser is a retired “guest scientist” at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and a widely-quoted global warming skeptic.

He is “CEO of HWE Atmospheric Consultant.” [1]

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