The American Energy Alliance is a 501(c)(4) not-for-profit organization founded in May, 2008. It is the advocacy arm of the 501(c)(3) nonprofit Institute for Energy Research (IER). According to its website, the AEA “engages in grassroots public policy advocacy and debate concerning energy and environmental policies.”
Thomas Pyle, a former Koch and oil-industry lobbyist, is the President of both IER and the American Energy Alliance.
AEA has spent millions of dollars on media advertising through Republican-orientated vendor Mentzer Media for its stated nonpartisan activities.
The American Energy Alliance has advocated against electric vehicles, arguing that EVs don’t have any environmental benefits and that government shouldn’t be “picking winners"
Dec. 9, 2019