The Northern Virginia Chapter of Scientists and Engineers for Energy and Environment (VA-SEEE) is a coalition whose goal is to “influence public policy in the areas of energy and environment, and to provide sound information to politicians, the media, and the public in the Commonwealth.” [1]

Center for Industrial Progress

Center for Industrial Progress (CIP)


Berlin Manhattan Institute

Berlin Manhattan Institute for Free Enterprise (BMI)


The Berlin Manhattan Institute for Free Enterprise (BMI) describes itself as Germany's free market think tank and successor to the Institute for Free Enterprise (IUF).

According to their website, the BMI “advocates policies that promote entrepreneurial initiative, creativity, innovation and competition.” [1]


Ayn Rand Institute

Ayn Rand Institute (ARI)


The Ayn Rand Institute (ARI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with EIN 22-2570926 headquartered in Irvine, California. According to ARI's website, “To advance Objectivism, ARI focuses on areas that have a long-term multiplying impact on the direction of our culture — notably, education and policy debates.” [1]

European Institute for Climate and Energy

European Institute for Climate and Energy (EIKE)


Europäisches Institut für Klima und Energie (EIKE), the European Institute for Climate and Energy in English, is a German group of climate change skeptics founded in February 2007 in Hanover.

60 Plus Association

60 Plus Association


The 60 Plus Association describes itself as a “non-partisan seniors advocacy group with a free enterprise, less government, less taxes approach to seniors issues” and the “conservative alternative to the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP).” [1]

The group has sought to privatize Social Security, end the federal estate tax, and strengthen gun rights. They oppose aspects of health care reform, federal energy standards, and tax increases.

Instituto Liberdade

Instituto Liberdade


Instituto Liberdade is an independent Brazilian non-profit think tank based in Tecnopuc, Porto Alegre, in Southern Brazil. Instituto Liberdade began as “Instituto Liberal do Rio Grande do Sul” in 1986 and was renamed Instituto Liberdade on May 11, 2004. [1]

Illinois Coal Association

Illinois Coal Association


The Illinois Coal Association is a coal lobbying group based in Springfield that “represents the coal industry in the state in governmental affairs, in public relations and in related matters.” [1]

The Association is listed as a not-for-profit corporation that operates under policies set by its Board of Directors, a group made up of coal mining executives representing one hundred percent of the coal mining firms operating in the state of Illinois.

Science and Environmental Policy Project

Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP)



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