American Association of Blacks in Energy

American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE)

Background

The American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE) was formed in 1977 by Clarke A. Watson in what it described as a “response to our nation’s energy crisis.” When the new administration formed a task force to address the 1973 oil embargo, AABE's founding members found that it neglected to include representation from persons of colour. [1], [6], [7]

“This group of African American professionals formed the American Association of Blacks in Energy to ensure that minorities who had knowledge and understanding of U.S. energy issues could bring their thinking to bear on the development of energy and environmental policy,” The AABE's 2009/2010 biennial report notes. It adds that the AABE's mission continues to be ensuring “African Americans and other minorities have a voice in ongoing energy policy debates.” [1]

AABE hosts regular events to “educate people about energy issues and the impact that energy policies has on our communities.” According to AABE, their goal is to offer “policy decision makers on national, state, and local levels the information they need to better understand the impacts of energy policy on minority and low income communities.” [1]

It does this through building coalitions which “increase our visibility, recognition, and impact on the public policy process.” AABE's board members and leadership includes representation from across the energy industry, including executives from companies such as Duke Energy, Chevron, Southern Company, ExxonMobil, Exelon, Ameren, and many others. [1]

Stance on Climate Change

2013

While AABE does appear to address climate change as a serious concern, AABE still promotes the development of oil, natural gas, and coal. Below are some points from its “Fossil Energy Principles” document: [19]

AABE supports a balanced energy portfolio approach for the United States, which includes the development all fossil energy (e.g., oil, natural gas, coal) reserves in a manner which can create jobs and spur economic development especially in historically underserved communities. “

“Clean Coal” is listed among technologies that AABE supports:

AABE recognizes that there is no silver bullet for addressing environmental issues. A wide array of technologies and policy options must be pursued, including clean coal standards.”

It also supports natural gas as a so-called “bridge fuel”:

AABE recognizes the expanded use of natural gas as a potential bridge fuel between today’s fossil energy demands and future clean technology advances.”

2008-2013

A “Climate Change Principles” (PDF) document from the AABE website says that “AABE supports GHG reduction policies which do not result in net negative impact on jobs, trade balances, and the cost of goods and services over the long term.” A similar version of the document was adopted by the AABE Board of Directors in April of 2013 (.doc). [2], [3]

Primary “principles” listed in the document are reproduced below:

  1. AABE supports mechanisms to achieve cost-effective GHG reductions and recognizes that market mechanisms such as cap & trade, tax, a mixture, or other approaches are currently being discussed.

  2. AABE supports the inclusion of all sectors of the economy and all sources of GHG in initiatives to reduce GHG emissions.

  3. AABE supports consistency of GHG regulatory compliance timetables with expected development and deployment of needed technologies.

  4. AABE supports policies that balance environmental improvements with economic development.

  5. AABE supports policies that ensure that low- and fixed-income consumers do not shoulder a disproportionate impact as a result of efforts to address GHG emissions.

  6. AABE supports cost containment measures designed to minimize the impact of the cost of compliance with GHG on low income consumers.

  7. AABE supports policies that do not result in negative impact on jobs, trade balances, and the cost of goods and services.

  8. AABE recognizes that there is no silver bullet for addressing the GHG issue. Options that must be pursued include but are not limited to the development, commercialization, and deployment of:

    1. Advanced clean coal technologies,
    2. Carbon capture and storage,
    3. Advanced nuclear energy generation,
    4. Energy efficiency, and
    5. Renewable energy technologies.
  9. AABE supports fostering public-private partnerships for increasing research, development, and deployment in:

    1. Technologies aimed at reducing GHG emissions,
    2. Hydrogen fuel technology,
    3. Conventional hybrid vehicles,
    4. Plug-in hybrid vehicles,
    5. Vehicle-to-grid technologies, and
    6. Electric vehicles.
    7. AABE recognizes the importance of CAFÉ standards in achieving higher fuel economy and efficiency in vehicles.
    8. AABE supports the use of alternative fuels and the development of the needed infrastructure to facilitate the transition to new technologies utilizing alternative fuels.”

2004

A 2004 report prepared by Redefining Progress for the AABE and Redefining Progress concluded the following: [4]

“Climate change disproportionately affects the health, economic and social well-being of African Americans. Changes in the Earth's atmosphere are occurring due to the buildup of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Power plants account for 38% of the most prevalent greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide, emitted from fossil fuel use in the U.S. Warming of the planet, together with more drought conditions in some regions and flooding in other regions, could induce crop failures, famines, flooding and other environmental, economic and social problems (Miller and Brown, 2000). In some regions, global climate change is also expected to exacerbate existing problems such as ozone formation and air pollution (Hansen, 2000). The potential health impacts of climate change include increased prevalence of infectious disease such as Dengue fever and West Nile virus, more heat-related stress and illness, and higher levels of ozone smog (EPA, 2001; IPCC, 2001). The African American community is particularly vulnerable to these.”  [4]

Funding

The following is according to data collected by Conservative Transparency combined with original research of public 990 forms by DeSmog. [5]

View the attached spreadsheet for details on ABBE funding by year (.xlsx). [5]

Donor
Year American Natural Gas Alliance American Petroleum Institute Exxon Mobil Edison Electric Institute Grand Total
2001 $5,000 $5,000
2009 $25,000 $25,000
2010 $20,000 $10,000 $30,000
2011 $5,000 $10,000 $20,000 $35,000
2012 $10,000 $40,000 $25,000 $75,000
2013 $10,000 $40,000 $10,000 $60,000
2014 $10,000 $15,000 $25,000
2015 $20,000 $20,000 $25,000 $65,000
2016 $10,000 $30,000 $40,000
Grand Total $5,000 $70,000 $145,000 $140,000 $360,000

Energy Industry Donors

According to AABE's 2009/2010 Biennial Report, donors that year included the following corporations, divided by category based on donation size: [1]

Chairman ($100,000+)
President ($50,000 - $99,999)
Donors Benefactors ($10,000 - $24,999)
Patrons ($2,500 - $9,999)
Leaders ($500- $2,499)
  • Andrews Kurth LLC
  • Atlanta Chapter
  • Birmingham Chapter
  • Centerpoint Energy
  • Columbus Chapter
  • EMC2
  • EnerGreen Capital Management, LLC
  • Indiana Chapter
  • Kansas City Chapter
  • Trice Construction
  • Washington Gas
  • Western Region AABE
  • Wipro Technologies

990 Forms

Key People

Leadership

Name 2012 2017
Arnetta McRae Y
Paula R. Glover Y

Board of Directors

Name 2001 2004 2006 2008 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Company
George Williams Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y PMI Energy Solutions
Paul White Y Y Y Y Y Y Y National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Ralph Cleveland Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Ced Group
Kevin Brookins Y Y Y Y Y Exelon/ComEd
Lisa Cagnolatti Y Y Y Y Y Southern California Edison
Lonnie Johnson Y Y Y Y Y ExxonMobil
Michael Suggs Y Y Y Y Y Northern Indiana Public Service Company
Richard Thigpen Y Y Y Y Y PSEG
Rose McKinney-James Y Y Y Y Y Energy Works Consulting, LLC; McKinney-James & Associates.
Telisa Toliver Y Y Y Y Chevron Pipeline Company
W. Noble Billingsley Y Y Y Y Consumers Energy
Rudolph Wynter, Jr. Y Y Y National Grid
Kevon Makell Y Y SEWW Incorporated
Melvin Williams Y Y Nicor Gas
Moanica Caston Y Y Georgia Power Company
Wyman Winbush Y Y IBM
David Wade Y Air BP
Dwain Lanier Y Tennessee Valley Authority
Melody Birmingham-Byrd Y Duke Indiana
Milovan Blair Y Consolidated Edison of New York
Morry C. Davis   Y Red Tail Capital Markets, LLC
Vicky Bailey Y BHMM Energy Services, LLC
Carolyn L. Green Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Professional Environmental Engineers, LLC
Hilda Pinnix-Ragland Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Duke Energy
Joyce Hayes-Giles Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y DTE Energy (retired)
Stephanie Hickman Y Y Y Y Y Trice Construction Company
Morry Davis Y Y Y Y Peabody Energy Corp.
Sabrina V. Campbell Y Y Y Y American Electric Power
Wayonyi J. Kendrick Y Y Y Y JEA
David Owens Y Y Y Y Y Edison Electric Institute
Warner Williams Y Y Y Y Gulf of Mexico Business Unit (retired); Chevron North America Exploration and Production Company
Frank Stewart Y Y Y Y F.M. Stewart & Associates
Bentina Chisolm Terry Y Y Y Gulf Power Company
Daniel Packer Y Y Y American Ethane Company
Rudolph Wynter Y National Grid
Polly S. Rosemond Y Y Y Y Entergy New Orleans, Inc.
Wilton Cedeno Y Y Y Y Consolidated Edison Company
Tracie Boutte Y Y Y Y New Orleans Entergy
Frank Johnson Y Y Y Y CMS Electric & Gas Co.
Daniel F. Packer Y Y Y Y Entergy Services, Inc.
Robert L. Harris Y Y Y Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Marion R. Brackett Y Y Y KeySpan Energy
Rufus Gladney Y Y Y Consumers Energy
Charles Tinker Y Y DTE Energy
Richard L. Holmes Y Y Georgia Power Company
Robert Holmes Y Y Alabama Power Company
Gerald Dawes Y American Gas Association
LaDoris (Dot) Harris Y GE Energy
Sonja Ebron Y Y blackEnergy
Ulysses Rice Y Y
Garry Harris Y HTS Enterprise, LLC
George Lyons Y Exelon Corporation
Colin Watson, Sr. Y Foundation Enterprises, LLC
Berlinda Fontenot-Jamerson Y Y Sempra Energy
Erskine E. Cade Y Y Key Corporation
James K. Davis Y Y Georgia Power Company
Paul Fant Y Y South Carolina Pipeline Corp.
Barrett Hatches Y Y Northern Indiana Public Service Co.
Rufus W. McKinney Y Y Rufus McKinney & Associates
Herman Morris Y Y Memphis Light, Gas & Water Division
Paula Jackson Y
Syl Morgan-Smith Y National Renewable Energy Lab
Hiliary O. Shelton Y National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Rufus D. Gladney Y Consumers Energy
Gwendolyn D. Prioleau Y Gwendolyn D. Prioleau, Chartered
Leandra H. Abbott Y Consolidated Edison Company
Herman S. Dorsey, Jr. Y Consolidated Edison Company
Gilbert F. Ivey Y The Metropolitan Water District
Bobbie Knight Y Alabama Power Company
Bennie F. Paige Y Entergy Mississippi
John R. Smith Y Public Service Electric & Gas
Clarke R. Watson Y Watson Associates
H.C. “Will” Williams Y ONEOK, Inc.

AABE Staff

Name 2011 2014 2015 2016 2017 Description
LaKeesha Wilson Y Y Y Y Y Executive Assistant
Pauline St. Cyr Y Y Y Y Y Office Manager
Tracey Woods Y Y Y Y Vice President Operations
Felicia Kelly Y Y Y Membership Specialist 
Paula R. Glover Y Y President and CEO
D'An Hagan Y Director of Business Develpment
Paula Jackson Y Y Y President and CEO
Marc Morgan Y Y Vice President of Business Development
Sam Smoots Y Executive Director, AABE Institute
Frank M. Stewart Y President and CEO

Charter Presidents

Name 2015 2016 2017 Chapter Company
Andrea Pelt-Thornton Y Y Y FLORIDA NextEra Energy/ Florida Power and Light
Bill Dickens Y Y Y PACIFIC NORTHWEST Tacoma Power
Cliff DeBerry Y Y Y TENNESSEE MLGW
Conrad Cole Y Y Y GATOR STUDENT CHAPTER
Demetric Mercadel Y Y Y LOUISIANA Entergy New Orleans, Inc.
Dr. Isaac Crumbly Y Y Y FORT VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY STUDENT CHAPTER Fort Valley State University
Encoch McKie Y Y Y GEORGIA TECH STUDENT CHAPTER
Eric Duncan Y Y Y SAVANNAH Georgia Power Company
Eric Pickett Y Y Y GULF COAST Gulf Power Company (FPC), One Energy Place
Fannie Posey-Eddy Y Y Y DENVER
Jeffrey Hall Y Y Y CENTRAL SW LOUISIANA CLECO
Jennefer Whisenhunt Y Y Y BIRMINGHAM Southern Natural Gas
Jim Vickers, Jr. Y Y Y CINCINNATI Business Technical Services
Joe McCormick IV Y Y Y OKLAHOMA ONEOK Distribution
Lloyd Duggan Y Y Y CONNECTICUT Yankee Gas Services Company
Luddy Hayden Y Y Y NORTH CAROLINA A&T STATE UNIVERSITY STUDENT CHAPTER
Perry Bishop Y Y Y WISCONSIN  We-Energies
Terry L Malone Y Y Y NORTHEAST OHIO Northeast Ohio AABE
Vida Hotchkiss Y Y Y MID-WEST REGION Nicor Gas/ AGLR
Vyrone Cravanas Y Y Y EAST TENNESSEE Equal Opportunity Compliance, AABE East Tennessee Chapter
William Suggs Y Y Y NEW YORK METROPOLITAN Consolidated Edison Company of NY
Calvin Ledford Jr. Y Y NEW JERSEY PSE&G
Carla Walker-Miller Y Y MICHIGAN Walker Miller Energy Services, LLC.
Chris Odom Y Y HOUSTON Sanchez Oil & Gas, AABE Houston Chapter
Crystal Williams-French Y Y INDIANA NiSource
Debbie Lumpkin Y Y CALIFORNIA Lumpkin LLC
Jeff Washington Y Y VIRGINIA Dominion Resources Services - OJRP
Phyllis Batson Y Y ALAMO REGION CPS Energy
Richard P. Johnson (Porter) Y Y SOUTH CAROLINA AABE - South Carolina Chapter 
Sheila A. Wright Y Y ARKANSAS AABE
Sherri P. Pennington Y Y PHILADELPHIA Philadelphia Gas Works
Stacey Barnes Y Y SOUTH JERSEY South Jersey Industries
Thomas H. Graham Y Y WASHINGTON DC METROPOLITAN Pepco Holdings, Inc.
Tony Wilkins Y Y SOUTHEASTERN MISSOURI/SOUTHERN ILLINOIS Ameren Illinois
Troy Clark Y Y SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA Golden Leaf Energy
Valencia A. McClure Y Y BALTIMORE Exelon Corporation
William Johnson Y Y KANSAS-MISSOURI Kansas City Board of Public Utilities
Willie Palmer Y Y ATLANTA AABE
Darnelle Henry Y TEXAS SOUTHERN UNV. CHAPTER
Jimmie Coins Y MISSISSIPPI Atmos Energy
Leslie Palmore Y COLUMBUS Ground Level Solutions
Shirell Harrison Burris Y NORTH CAROLINA
Terron Hill, Director Y Greater Boston Chapter National Grid
Angela Montville Y Y COLUMBUS NiSource, Inc.
Jean Jacobs Y Y MISSISSIPPI Entergy Mississippi Inc.
LaQuisha Parks Y Y NORTH CAROLINA AABE NC Chapter
Eddie Melton Y MID-WEST REGION NIPSCO
Glenn Freeman Y ARKANSAS Entergy
Rodney J. Russell Y ATLANTA AABE-Atlanta Chapter; Georgia Power
Daniel Wallace Y BALTIMORE BithEnergy
David Ford Y CALIFORNIA Southern California Edison
Terry Stringer Y HOUSTON AABE Houston
Rita Boyd Y KANSAS-MISSOURI Kansas City Power & Light Co.
Darrell White Y MICHIGAN DTE Energy
Derek Haley Y NEW JERSEY PSE&G
Peter Singh Y PHILADELPHIA PECO
Gerald K. Freeman Y SOUTH CAROLINA AABE - South Carolina Chapter; SC Electric & Gas
John Raiford Y SOUTH JERSEY South Jersey Gas
Brian K. Leonard, Sr. Y SOUTHEASTERN MISSOURI/SOUTHERN ILLINOIS Ameren Missouri
Drexel Harris Y VIRGINIA Dominion Resources
Lisa Beal Y WASHINGTON DC METROPOLITAN Interstate Natural Gas Association of America

Regional Directors

Name 2007 2011 2015 2016 2017 Chapter Company
Nancy Mifflin Y Y Y MID-ATLANTIC REGION Enegy Sectors, CSC
Amanda Downey Y NORTHEAST REGION National Grid
Deidre Sanders Y WESTERN REGION Pacific Gas and Electric
LaQuisha Parks  Y SOUTHEAST REGION Duke Energy
Marie Knox Y SOUTHWEST REGION
Vida Hotchkiss Y MID-WEST REGION Nicor Gas/ AGLR
Afarah Board Y Y Y WESTERN REGION Southern California Edison
Demetric Mercadel Y Y LOUISIANA Entergy New Orleans, Inc.
Eric Arnold Y Y SOUTHEAST REGION Georgia Power
Eddie Melton Y Y MID-WEST REGION NIPSCO
Willilam Suggs Y Y NORTHEAST REGION Consolidated Edison
Corlene Williams Y Y SOUTHEAST REGION Southern Natural Gas Pipeline Service Co.
W. Noble Billingsley Y Consumers Energy
William Suggs Y NEW YORK METROPOLITAN Consolidated Edison Company of NY
Dianne P. Oliver Y MID-ATLANTIC REGION National Council of Minorities in Energy
Telisa N. Toliver Y SOUTHWEST REGION Chevron Global Power Company
Sabrina Campbell Y MID-ATLANTIC REGION AEP
Debra Smallwood Y MID-ATLANTIC REGION Consolidated Edison
Calvin Talley Y MID-WEST REGION Consumers Energy
Gilda Joseph Y SOUTHWEST REGION Chevron Texaco Overseas Petroleum
Kirsten Watts Y WESTERN REGION Bonneville Power Administration
Rodney O. Powell Y NORTHEAST REGION Western Massachusetts Electric Co.

Actions

March 21-24, 2017

The AABE 2017 National Conference attracted representatives from across the energy generation industry. AABE Speakers included representatives from Southern Company, Duke Energy, Cehvron, BP, ExxonMobil, and many others. Jack Gerard of the American Petroluem Institute was notably listed among the speakers list. [8]

One of the most notable sponsors of the conference is a group called Fueling U.S. Forward (FUSF), a group that has consistently worked to promote fossil fuels. The FUSF campaign was first noted in a February, 2016 investigative journalism piece in The Huffington Post that had trakced a $10-million-a-year effort by Koch Industries board member James Mahoney and Charles Drevna to “to boost petroleum-based transportation fuels and attack government subsidies for electric vehicles.” [9]

Fueling US Forward was a sponsor of two panels including a panel of “Women in Power” and another titled “Conversation with the C-Suite.” Other industry groups who sponsored panels at the event include: [10]

Below is a sample of attendees at the conference, sorted by energy company affiliation. View the attached spreadsheet for a full list of AABE attendees and Speakers, as of March 17, 2017 (xlsx). [11]

Company Representatives at Conference (Approximate #)
Exelon 75
National Grid 27
Dominion 27
NiSource 19
Duke Energy 19
Consolidated Edison 18
Chevron 17
Pepco Holdings 16
Southern Company 16
Georgia Power 16
Ameren 15
Tennessee Valley Authority 9
CPS Energy 9
Constellation Energy 9
PJM 8
Consumers Energy 7
Entergy 7
Public Service Electric & Gas 7
BGE 6
Pacific Gas & Electric Company 6
Bonneville Power Administration 6
Burns & McDonnell 6
JEA 6

Other notable companies represented by attendees at the conference include American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM), BP, TransCanada, and the American Petroleum Institute (API).

June, 2016

The Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) reports that The American Association of Blacks in Energy was among a range of groups listed in bankruptcy documents released by Peabody Coal. [12]

The documents “demonstrate for the first time that Peabody Energy has financial ties to a very large proportion of the network of groups promoting disinformation around climate change,” CMD reported. [12]

February 26-27, 2015

Partnering with HIE (Hispanics in Energy), AABE hosted the “2015 Energy Policy Summit” in Washington, DC. [13]

According to the description on the HIE website, the outcome of the summit would be a “post-summit report to be shared with key legislators, policy officials and the administration.” [14]

January 31 - February 1, 2013

AABE held a policy summit at the Heritage Center of the United States Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C. According to the event description, the summit “focused on three significant economic factors facing underserved communities — mitigation of rising energy costs, increasing opportunities for minority-owned small business and new jobs creation. [15]

View the final report of the AABE's 2013 summit here (PDF). [16]

Summit Sponsors, listed in the post-summit report, included the following:

January 28, 2010 

AABE held an event, with its partners, titled “Energy and Climate Change Summit: Implications and Economic Opportunities.” [17]

According to a report summarizing the comments and discussion at the conference, the summit's primary subject was “Protecting and creating opportunities for 'low- and fixed-income communities and people of color', and advocating on behalf of the interests of vulnerable communities.” [17]

The conference attracted “100 of the nation’s leading organizations representing civil rights and nongovernmental organizations (NGO’s)” with attendees including House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn; Carol Browner, Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change, and Director of the White House Office of Energy and Climate Change Policy; and Chris Miller, Senior Policy Advisor, Energy and the Environment, Office of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.  [17]

Summit organizers were listed as follows:  [17]

Summit Sponsors listed included:  [17]

The event led to a draft “Statement of Principles for Energy and Climate Change Policy.” Those reached included the following:  [17]

“We believe that any energy and climate program must include:

  • “Measures to reduce and mitigate the impact of costs on low- and fixed-income consumers;
  • “Policies that create jobs and ensure small business opportunities for minorities in the energy and clean technology sectors, including federal and state incentives and requirements to promote diversity in hiring, procurement, contracting and access to capital.
  • “Education and training programs to prepare minorities for careers and business ownership in the array of services and technologies necessary to develop and deliver cleaner, more diverse, domestic energy sources.
  • “Public awareness and outreach initiatives aimed at developing energy efficiency and conservation programs for minority and low- and fixed-income communities, thereby lowering greenhouse gas emissions.
  • “Resources and incentives for vulnerable communities to help them adapt to climate change impacts and transition to lower-carbon economies, while ensuring environmental justice protections.”

February, 2004

AABE released a report titled “Energy, Economics, and the Environment: Effects of African Americans” (PDF), prepared by Redefining Progress. [4]

According to the report's executive summary, “ African Americans are significantly more vulnerable than the general population to several factors.” Climate change is among factors listed, as the report says that “African Americans are likely to be more significantly affected by some of the detrimental health effects of global climate change such as the increased incidence of heat-related deaths or possibly some communicable diseases.” [4]

The report lists “ Potential Environmental and Health Effects of the Oil Industry,” listing “Global warming and extreme weather events, with associated impacts on agriculture, infrastructure, and human health” as an impact of the “combustion” stage of fossil fuels. [4]

Related Organizations

AABE maintains state chapters across the United States. [20]

Prominent board members of AABE represent a range of energy companies. In its 2010 conference, AABE made mention of its partners, “the Stakeholders,” however did not outline specifically who those stakeholders were. [17]

Contact & Address

As of March, 2017, AABE listed the following contact information on their website: [18]

1625 K St. NW, Ste. 405
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 371-9530
(202) 371-9218
[email protected]

Social Media

Resources

  1. “American Association of Blacks in Energy Biennial Report 2009/2010” (PDF), AABE. Archived .pdf on file at DeSmog.

  2. AABE Climate Change Principles” (PDF), American Association of Blacks in Energy. Document created February 11, 2008. Archived .pdf on file at DeSmog.

  3. AABE Climate Change Principles” (.doc), April, 2013. Retrieved from aabe.org. Archived .doc on file at Desmog. 

  4. “Energy, Economics, and the Environment: Effects on African Americans” (PDF), AABE and Redefining Progress. Retrieved from AABE.org. Archived .pdf on file at DeSmog.

  5. American Association of Blacks in Energy,” Conservative Transparency. Archived March 17, 2017. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/8FNHI

  6. About Us,” The American Association of Blacks in Energy. Archived March 21, 2017. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/Xs3NS

  7. Rufus W. McKinney. “AABE History,” American Association of Blacks in Energy, May 1994. Archived March 21, 2017. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/Vwdz7

  8. AABE 2017 NATIONAL CONFERENCE: MAKING ENERGY WORK FOR US: Speakers” Cvent.com. Archived March 20, 2017. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/I00Xj

  9. Peter Stone. “The Kochs Are Plotting A Multimillion-Dollar Assault On Electric Vehicles,” The Huffington Post, February 19, 2016. Archive.is URLhttps://archive.is/jXPA4

  10. AABE 2017 NATIONAL CONFERENCEMAKING ENERGY WORK FOR US,” CVENT.com. Archived March 21, 2017. Archive.is URLhttps://archive.is/tZVq3

  11. AABE 2017 NATIONAL CONFERENCE: MAKING ENERGY WORK FOR US,” Cvent.com. Accessed March 20, 2017. Archived .pdf on file at DeSmog.

  12. Peabody Coal Bankruptcy Reveals Climate Denial Network Funding, The Centre for Media and Democracy's PR Watch, June 13, 2016. Archived March 20, 2017. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/GWuYV

  13. (Press Release). “The American Association Of Blacks In Energy Convenes National Leaders For A 2-Day Energy Policy Summit In Washington, DC,” The American Association of Blacks in Energy VIA PR Newswire, December 21, 2014. Archived March 20, 2017. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/52av9

  14. AABE 2015 Energy Policy Summit,” Hispanics in Energy, February 2, 2015. Archived March 20, 2017. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/TOXsb 

  15. Energy Summit,” AABE, Archived March 20, 2017. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/c8MRb

  16. AABE Energy Policy summit: Post Summit Report” (PDF), American Association of Blacks in Energy, January 31 - Feb 1, 2013. Archived .pdf on file at Desmog.

  17. “Report from the AABE Energy and Climate Change Summit: Implications and Economic Opportunities” (PDF), AABE, January 28, 2010. Archived .pdf on file at DeSmog.

  18. Contact Form,The American Association of Blacks in Energy. Archived March 20, 2017. Archive.is URLhttps://archive.is/fkQWV

  19. AABE Fossil Energy Principles” (PDF), The American Association of Blacks in Energy, January 23, 2013 (Document Creation Date). Archived .pdf on file at DeSmog.

  20. Chapter Presidents,” AABE. Archived March 21, 2017. Archive.is URL: https://archive.is/qPtQa

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