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Alliance for Energy and Economic Growth

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This article is part of the Center for Media & Democracy's focus on the fallout of nuclear "spin."

The Alliance for Energy and Economic Growth (AEEG) describes itself as "a broad-based coalition whose members develop, deliver, or consume energy from all sources." [1] The U.S. Chamber of Commerce states in its 2005 annual report that it "co-founded and manages the day-to-day operations of the Alliance for Energy and Economic Growth, a broad-based coalition whose members develop, deliver, and consume energy from all sources. The coalition represents consumers; energy companies involved in all phases of energy exploration, production, and transmission; agricultural groups; and business and labor organizations — all united in support of a comprehensive national energy plan."[2]

Nuclear Energy Institute

The Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) was a founding member of AEEG. "As a member of the Alliance, we will encourage investment in energy technologies that improve efficiency, increase output and protect the environment," stated NEI's Joe F. Colvin in a May 2001 press release. [3]

NEI's financial report for 2006 lists AEEG as both an expense and a source of income. Under "program expenses," NEI lists "Alliance for Energy and Economic Growth," with the cost being $2,918,120. Under "income-producing activities," NEI again lists AEEG, as bringing in $3,012,173 in revenues. NEI's 2006 financial report describes AEEG as "educate the public and policymakers about the need for a comprehensive energy strategy." [4]

But NEI's 2007 financial report filed with the IRS no longer lists AEEG as an expense or a source of revenue, which may indicate that NEI is no longer a financial contributor to AEEG. [5]

According to the DeSmogBlog, "AEEG's voice mail directs you call Rob Dubrow at the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) for questions regarding billing." [6]

Website contacts

AEEG's website, yourenergyfuture.org, is registered to Gordon Barnes at the American Gas Association. The webmaster contact given is the Edison Electric Institute. The website was created on April 24, 2001, according to domain registration records. [7]

Lobbying

Lobbying disclosure forms filed with the U.S. Senate Office of Public Records list two lobbyists for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce who advocated on behalf of AEEG.

In 2002, Geraldine Ferraro (then with the Golin Harris firm) registered to lobby on behalf of AEEG on the "Yucca Mountain initiative," referring to the proposed nuclear waste repository site in Nevada. Later disclosure forms said the lobbying contract was terminated in November 2002, with some $100,000 having been spent ($60,000 in the first half of 2002 and $40,000 in the second half).

Also in 2002, JHS Associates registered to lobby behalf of AEEG, on "energy / nuclear policy issues related to Public Law No 97425." The lobbyist identified on the contract was John H. Sununu. This contract was terminated in December 2002, with less than $10,000 spent in each half of the calendar year.

Members

AEEG's website says it has "more than 1,200 members" and represents "consumers; energy companies involved in all phases of energy exploration, production and transmission; agricultural groups; and business and labor organizations." [8] It does not list its members on its website.

While "general membership in the Alliance is free ... there is a fee for participation on the Alliance Steering Committee," states AEEG's website. [9] A brochure on the AEEG website lists the following Steering Committee members, as of March 29, 2005: [10]

Personnel

Members of the Management Committee

On its website, as of February 2009, the alliance listed the members of its management committee as being[11]

Contact info

Alliance for Energy and Economic Growth
1615 H Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20062-2000
Phone: 202-463-5642
Fax: 202-887-3445
Email: info AT yourenergyfuture.org
Web: http://www.yourenergyfuture.org

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References

  1. "Your Energy Future," AEEG website, accessed March 2008.
  2. U.S. Chamber of Commerce, [http://www.uschamber.com/NR/rdonlyres/e5hbltk43bftaej6v7kfjc5olgblcltbumsgzdnr3refbxmo6m6ei6dkwwm4qogdtpazfvms2gmr4jdufe5mfdba3ff/032306lbRPT2005AnnualReport.pdf "Environment, Technology & Regulatory Affairs"], U.S. Chamber of Commerce, page 13.
  3. "Alliance for Energy & Economic Growth Calls for Comprehensive National Energy Policy," NEI press release, May 2, 2001.
  4. "Nuclear Energy Institute IRS form 990 report for 2006 (PDF), via GuideStar, accessed February 2008.
  5. "[1]Nuclear Energy Institute IRS form 990 report for 2007, via GuideStar.
  6. "Alliance for Energy and Economic Growth," DeSmogBlog profile, accessed March 2008.
  7. "yourenergyfuture.org domain registration information" via Network Solutions, accessed March 2008.
  8. "Your Energy Future - Members," AEEG website, accessed March 2008.
  9. "Your Energy Future - Contact us," AEEG website, accessed March 2008.
  10. "Alliance for Energy and Economic Growth brochure (PDF)," AEEG website, accessed March 2008.
  11. Alliance for Energy and Economic Growth, "Members of the management committee", Alliance for Energy and Economic Growth website, accessed February 2009.

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