The model bill Hager appears likely to push is called the " Electricity Freedom Act," a piece of legislation calling for the nullification of any given state's Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards (REPS). Passed in October 2012 by ALEC, the bill was actually co-written with the fossil fuel-funded think tank, the Heartland Institute (of " Heartland Exposed" fame).
"We wrote the model legislation and I presented it. I didn’t have to give that much of a case for it," James Taylor of Heartland told The Washington Post in a November 2012 investigative report.
Taylor's claims are backed by economic analyses of a sort.
That is, the sort one would expect from a group heavily funded by the fossil fuel industry (Heartland) teaming up with a group receiving 98 percent of its funding from corporate interests(ALEC). As The Post explained back in November:
As part of its effort to roll back renewable standards, ALEC is citing economic analyses of state policies co-published by Suffolk University’s Beacon Hill Institute and the State Policy Network. Both groups have received donations from foundations funded by the Koch brothers.
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