Renewable energy companies want to perpetuate the mandates, subsidies and climate
disruption claims that keep them solvent. Insurance companies want to justify higher
rates, to cover costs from allegedly rising seas and more frequent or intense storms.
zz agencies seek bigger budgets, more personnel, more power and control, more money
for grants to researchers and activist groups that promote their agendas and regulations,
and limited oversight, transparency and accountability for their actions. Researchers
and organizations funded by these entities naturally want the financing to continue.
MacArthur Foundation doles out $50 million toward climate change
Here's how the grants are distributed:
The Environmental Defense Fund and the Nature Conservancy: $20 million in general
operating support, including for their efforts to engage a cross-section of political
and other constituencies and form coalitions
ClimateWorks Foundation: $3 million in general operating support, including for its
efforts to mobilize philanthropy to prevent global climate change
Energy Foundation: $3 million in general operating support, including for its efforts
to help develop an energy-efficient future and open markets for clean energy technology
Natural Resources Defense Council: $3 million in general operating support
Environmental Law and Policy Center: $1.5 million in general operating support, including
for its public interest advocacy in legal and regulatory proceedings
Sierra Club: $15 million for the Beyond Coal campaign, which works to move the U.S.
toward low-carbon and clean energy sources
EcoAmerica: $3 million for the MomentUs campaign to grow public support for climate
Carbon Disclosure Project: $340,000 to accelerate implementation of effective carbon